A 26-year-old carpet fitter has been found guilty of making indecent images of children at the most severe level.

Self-employed Eddie Ransome, 26, was found guilty of making 13 indecent category A photographs of a child in a two-year period between January 2014 and January 2016.

The offences took place in Ramsey.

Ransome, of Livingstone Road, in Yaxley, was sentenced at a hearing at Peterborough Magistrates' Court on Monday (November 13).

He must now register for five years with police at Thorpe Wood Police Station, in Peterborough, and sign the sex offenders register.

The former Abbey College Ramsey student has been fined £695 and been given a community order to be completed by November 12, 2020.

As part of the order he must undertake rehabilitation activity and have treatment for alcohol dependency.

An NSPCC spokesperson for the East of England said: "Every image in Ransome's possession is a record of a crime scene with a victim who will need significant help and support to recover.

"By viewing and making this material he has helped fuel an abhorrent trade in which defenceless children suffer horrendous abuse.

"It is far too easy for indecent images to be shared which is why the government and internet providers must do more to combat this growing industry."

Ransome was also given a sexual harm prevention order for five years during which time he is prohibited from:

- Using any device capable of accessing the internet unless it can retain and display the history of internet use and he makes the device available on request for inspection by police.

- Intentionally deleting any files which record internet or file browsing history.

- Using any software which prevents an internet-enabled device from retaining and/or displaying the history of internet use.

- Using any false Internet Protocol (IP) address, name, alias or persona whilst using the internet.

- Intentionally using an internet browser with "incognito mode", "private browsing" or any similar such option activated.

- Possessing any device capable of storing digital images unless he makes it available on request for inspection by police.

- Buying, using or downloading any evidence elimination or encryption software or other file/drive cleaning software.