January 2023

Tom Binns admits possessing child sexual abuse images

Comedian Tom Binns has said he will ‘take his punishment’ after admitting possessing child sexual abuse images

The comic – best known for his hospital radio DJ alter-ego Ivan Brackenbury – claimed he had downloaded the images in error

However. Binns, 52 and from Chesterfield, admitted five counts of making and one of possessing indecent images of children when he appeared in court on November 21.

He will reappear at Derby Crown Court on January 23 for sentencing

According to a report, he had asked a family friend to sell three devices on ebay. The devices all contained the vile images.

Binns has appeared in programmes including The IT Crowd, Spooks, Drifters and Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge and in two episodes of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown