August 2023

Paedophile tried to hide phone in sunroof

A paedophile tried to hide a mobile phone containing indecent images of children in the sunroof of his car.

Roy Seymour-Morris, 62, put the phone in the sunroof after arriving home and seeing police officers on 27 March.

The National Crime Agency had informed officers Seymour-Morris’ IP address had been used to upload illicit images of children.

When officers arrived, Seymour-Morris was at the gym but as he pulled up officers noticed him put his hand towards the sunroof.

The phone was seized and found to contain three category A videos, the most severe, and three category C indecent images.

Seymour-Morris was also in breach of one of the conditions of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) handed down after he was convicted of indecent image offences at Guildford Crown Court in April 2018. 

He had failed to let officers know of a new phone so they could instal monitoring software.

On Thursday (3 August), at Peterborough Crown Court, Seymour-Morris, of Sandbank, Wisbech St Mary, was jailed for one year and eight months, having pleaded guilty to distributing an indecent photograph of a child, breaching a SHPO and two counts of making indecent photographs of a child.