Wigan man ‘had huge library of vile child pornography'

A Wigan 31-year-old has been accused of creating a huge library of vile “child pornography.”
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Shaun Hardcastle, of Spencer Road West, Whitley, appeared before borough magistrates charged with possession of no fewer than 5,287 indecent images of minors, some 1,938 of which fall into the most serious category of abuse - A.

Due to the seriousness of the allegations, the bench ordered that the case be sent to Bolton Crown Court. Hardcastle was released on bail pending his appearance before a judge on November 18.

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