Somerset

Former mayor pleads guilty to 12 child pornography offences

Philip Judd
Philip Judd served as Weston-super-Mare's mayor between 2010 and 2011

A former mayor of Weston-super-Mare and former vice-chair of North Somerset Council has pleaded guilty to 12 child pornography charges.

Philip Judd admitted offences of making indecent photographs of a child and possessing prohibited images when he appeared at Bristol Crown Court.

The court was told he possessed 151 films and 200 images of children.

Judd was bailed and will be sentenced next month when his name will be added to the sexual offenders register.

The 59-year-old, from Weston-super-Mare, served as the town's mayor between 2010 and 2011.

He was elected as North Somerset Council vice-chairman in May 2013 but resigned just a month later.

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