A paedophile was snared when he left his iPhone loaded with child abuse images in a pub.
Bar staff were cleaning up when they found the phone. They opened the photo library to trace the owner and saw the vile photos.
Police were called to The Albion in Ashford, Kent, and the mobile was traced to Daniel Bessell.
Albion pub landlord Ian Rampton said: “We saw one picture and knew it wasn’t right. It was sick. We couldn’t look any more.”
Dad-of-three Bessell, 38, of Canterbury, admitted possessing indecent images of children at the city’s crown court last week.
He will be sentenced next month.