A man who kept movies depicting extreme pornography has been jailed.

Darren Toone, aged 40, of Tybyrne Close, Mosley Common, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Liverpool Crown Court to two counts of possession of indecent images of children and possession of amphetamines.

He also pleaded guilty at an earlier date to 19 counts of possession of extreme pornography contrary to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.

On Monday he was jailed for 16 months at Liverpool Crown Court.

Toone's computer was seized in February 2009 as part of a separate investigation by Greater Manchester Police's Major Incident Team.

At about 2.50pm on Tuesday, February 17, police were called to the house, which Toone shared with his girlfriend, after she was found dead. An investigation was launched and officers concluded there were no suspicious circumstances, with the details passed to the coroner.

However, during the course of the investigation two of Toone's computers were seized.

Examination by GMP's High-Tech Crime Unit revealed he had a large amount of commercial and homemade pornography. This included 19 movies showing violent rape scenes and bestiality and two movies containing indecent images of children.

Detective Constable Karen Appleton said: "Owning and watching these sorts of films is not a victimless crime.

"People who pay to download these movies serve only to line the pockets of people who make them and create an industry that leads to the abuse of children and innocent people.

"However, thanks to the technology available to Greater Manchester Police, we are able to recover these movies so offenders cannot cover their tracks."