The 20-year-old also admitted possessing extreme pornography involving dogs, North Devon Magistrates Court heard yesterday (Friday).

A 20-year-old from Barnstaple has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 4,000 indecent images of children.

Ronnie Ciron Wood, of Woodville Estate, admitted 15 counts relating to the images, as well as possessing extreme pornography involving animals.

North Devon Magistrates’ Court heard the images, found between July 2014 and January 2015, involved children as young as 12-months-old.

More than 200 of the 4,881 images and videos were category A images - the most serious kind.

As well as one count of possession and 11 counts of making indecent images, Wood also admitted two counts of possessing extreme pornography involving dogs.

Magistrates deemed the matters so serious they sent Wood, represented by Tony Dart, to Exeter Crown Court for sentencing on July 11.

Wood was released on conditional bail, with conditions of residency and not to contact a named individual.