A 45-YEAR-old Worcestershire man is facing jail after he admitted downloading thousands of indecent images of children.

Nicholas Print of Fairfield Road, Evesham, pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court to eight charges of making indecent images of children.

Paul Whitfield, prosecuting, said Print had been arrested in October after breaching a bail condition when he downloaded more indecent images on to a mobile phone.

It was also discovered he had bought a new laptop to replace the original one, which had been confiscated, and thousands more images found on it were being assessed for levels of seriousness.

Mr Whitfield said other charges could follow when the analysis has been completed.

Print admitted downloading 6,764 indecent images of children at level one, the least serious, between March 2008 and February 2011. He also admitted downloading 82 level two pictures, 15 at level three, 27 at level four and five at level five, the most serious, between the same dates.

He also admitted having five level five videos and 30 level one videos and, between January 2009 and February 2011, one of extreme pornography featuring 14 moving images of a grossly offensive nature.

Jason Patel, defending, said a psychiatric report had been requested. He said Print was aware he was facing jail.

Judge Robert Juckes said that by the time the case returned to court for sentencing in the week beginning February 4 it would be almost two years old and he asked for an explanation of the delays. He told Print it was now a question of how long the jail term would be.

Print was ordered to sign the sex offenders register following his guilty pleas. He was remanded in custody.