Man accused of having indecent images

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A 38-year-old man accused of possessing indecent images of children has had his case sent to Preston Crown Court.

Andrew Denton of Reads Avenue, Blackpool, was committed to the higher court at his first appearance before Blackpool Magistrates.

He faces 11 charges of making and possessing photographs and video clips of children in between 1980 and 2014.

Some are alleged to be at the worst level of indecency.

Denton’s lawyer John Greenwood agreed the case had to be heard at Crown Court. His client was bailed until April 8 .

One of the conditions of his bail is that he must now use any equipment with an Internet connection.