A 54-year-old man has been jailed for making thousands of indecent images of children.

Paul Elliot, of Hazel Gardens in Sawbridgeworth, was sentenced to two years and six months after pleading guilty.

Elliot admitted 15 charges including making 2,539 images graded at level one, nine at level two and one at level four, which is the highest level.

He also breached a Sexual Offenders' Prevention Order which banned him from going online.