A DUNFERMLINE man was found to have hundreds of child porn images after a shocked colleague used his computer.

Darren Bruce, 37, of Fod Street, Halbeath, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that between August 3, 2015 and April 3, 2017 he was in possession of indecent images of children.

Depute fiscal Claire Lumsden said a work colleague of Bruce had visited his home and had asked if he could use his laptop.

When he did so, he came across a file which appeared to have hundreds of images of young males exposing themselves.

The colleague did not confront Bruce about this but instead reported the matter to the police.

Officers sought and obtained a search warrant for Bruce’s home and this was executed.

Devices were seized as was a laptop which was being repaired in St Andrews.

There were just under 300 movies and images on the devices with over 100 at category ‘A’, the classification for the most serious type.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He accepts he had these images. It’s his position they were sent to him by an acquaintance. He’s not been in trouble before.”

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports, bail was continued and Bruce will be sentenced on April 17.