May 2023

Man jailed after indecent images of children found in home for second time

A man who hid devices at his flat containing over a thousand indecent images of children has been jailed.

Warren David Manners, 45, of Sowerby Close, Eltham was jailed two years and eight months at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday.

He had pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, one count of possession of indecent images of children and three counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order. 

Manners was already a registered sex offender having been convicted of possessing indecent images of children.

He had been issued with a sexual harm prevention order which prohibited him from being in possession of digital devices or devices that enable access to the internet without notifying a local unit.

On March 22, Met officers executed a search warrant at Manners’ address. 

Manners initially denied owning any phones, tablets, or laptops, but officers found a total of 32 digital devices hidden throughout his flat including a cupboard with multiple locks.

Officers also found hundreds of still photographs of children inside the flat. 

Officers established that 21 of the digital devices seized contained indecent images of children. 

Manners was charged and attended Bromley Magistrates’ Court on March 23. He pleaded guilty at his first hearing and was remanded in custody.