One-legged animal porn pervert told he has “walked into trouble”

Peter Westhead, of Underwood Avenue, Retford

Peter Westhead, of Underwood Avenue, Retford

A judge told a one-legged pervert caught downloading child and animal porn that he had “walked into a world of trouble”.

Peter Westhead appeared in court today, February 17, after being trapped by an investigation carried out by the Metropolitan Police.

Officers executed a warrant to search the home of the 60-year-old on Underwood Avenue, Retford, where they found more than 113 images on his phone, and two videos.

They ranged from category C up to category A - the most extreme in nature - while police also found three images of a person engaging in sexual activity with an animal.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court, Westhead admitted six counts of downloading and distributing images.

Judge Stuart Rafferty QC ordered a probation report to be prepared on Westhead, and warned him that he faced jail.

He told him: “You have no previous convictions, but you have walked into a world of trouble.

“You have crossed a line and people who cross that line very seldom come back.

“You can fully expect and should expect that you will lose your liberty and you can have no complaint.

“I want to know how dangerous you are and if there’s any treatment that can be put in place to protect the public from you.”

Judge Rafferty then warned him that he must comply with the probation service.

“If you lie to the probation service and pretend it’s not serious, or that you bumbled in to it, I will disregard every single word you say to the probation service,” he said.

Westhead had appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court last month where he had been granted bail, however, Judge Rafferty ordered that he be kept on remand until his sentencing, due on March 9.