The 47-year-old appeared in court charged with possessing more than 1,000 indecent images of children.

An Ilfracombe man has been charged with possessing more than 1,000 indecent images of children.

Ian Edward Peacock, of no fixed abode, appeared at North Devon Magistrates’ Court today (Friday).

The 47-year-old was charged with making 47 category A images, 278 category B images and 860 category C images of children.

The alleged offences took place in Ilfracombe between January 2004 and April 2015.

Peacock will appear at Exeter Crown Court on June 17.

He was bailed on the condition not to approach or have any unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.