Anaesthetist admits having extreme images of children

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A Ballymoney anaesthetist has pleaded guilty to a number of charges of making indecent photographs of children.

Piotr Dziurdzik, of Meetinghouse Street in the town, appeared at Antrim Crown Court on 33 charges include 27 of making indecent photographs of children.

The accused, who worked at Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, was due to go on trial but asked to be re-arraigned and pleaded guilty.

The offences were committed between 2012 and 2015. The other charges included three of possession of prohibited images of a child and three of possession of extreme pornographic images.

A defence barrister asked for a pre-sentence report ahead of sentencing.

The judge said the defendant will now be subject to notification regarding the Sex Offenders Register.