AN ISLE of Wight man accused of hoarding more than 1,000 images - including hundreds showing sexual abuse of children will go before a judge later this year.

Karl Kimber, of High Street, Ryde, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Tuesday, March 5.

The 46-year-old is charged with distributing indecent photographs of children, in Ryde, possession of prohibited images of children, in Shanklin, and three counts of making indecent photographs/pseudo-photographs of children, in Shanklin.

The charges relate to dates between January 1, 2022, and October 16, 2022.

He is accused of making 416 Category A moving and still images of a child (the worst kind), 278 Category B images of a child, and 419 Category C images of a child.

He is also accused of possessing 152 prohibited images of a child.

Mr Kimber did not enter or indicate a plea.

Mr Kimber saw his case adjourned to April 8 for a plea and trial preparation hearing at the Isle of Wight Crown Court.

He was granted unconditional bail until that date.