Barnstaple man appears in court charged with making photographs and videos of children and possessing more than 1,500 indecent images.

A BARNSTAPLE man has appeared in court charged with making indecent photographs and videos of children.

David Lee Dobson, 48, of Upcott House, Ashford, was charged with 10 counts of making indecent photographs and videos of children.

He was also charged with possessing more than 1,500 indecent images of children and 39 indecent movies of children.

Magistrates deemed the matter was too serious for summary trial and Mr Dobson will appear at Exeter Crown Court on Friday, February 21.

He was released on unconditional bail.