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Tuesday, 02 June 2015

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Millom dad appears in court on child abuse image charges

A MILLOM man has admitted to downloading images of child abuse.

Chris Kershaw

Christopher Kershaw appeared before Furness Magistrates yesterday where he pleaded guilty to 15 separate counts of making indecent photographs of a child.

The 59-year-old, of Festival Road, was told he will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on February 28.

Wearing a brown hooded jacket and a white Smurfs T-shirt, Kershaw answered “guilty” when he was asked how he wished to plead to the charges.

Mrs Lisa Hine, prosecuting, said the images ranged from level one to level five, with five being the most serious.

Mrs Hine requested that Kershaw be remanded in custody due to the serious nature of the offences and also for his own protection, after it was disclosed that he had made an attempt on his life last year and had spent time in a high-dependency secure unit since being questioned over the offences.

While in the unit, the court heard, Kershaw had threatened to take his own life.

Mrs Hine said: “He presents a serious risk of self-harm and is a danger to himself. He also has no address to go to.’’

Kershaw, a former children’s rugby union coach and primary school janitor, appeared on the Pride of Britain Awards last year when his son was honoured for saving his life after he suffered a heart attack.

Magistrates agreed to remand Kershaw in custody until February 28 for sentencing at Preston Crown Court and to allow for the preparation of pre-sentence reports.


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