A MAN who obtained and shared 'abhorrent' images of children has had his sentence increased after a hearing at the Court of Appeal.

Jaswent Rai was given an 18-month prison sentence suspended for two years on August 18 at Manchester Crown Court after admitting to three counts of making indecent images of children and three counts of distributing indecent images of children.

He also admitted to possessing extreme pornographic images after officers searching his house in Stretford in March 2020 found bestiality pornography.

However, Rai has now been imprisoned for two years after the Solicitor General at the time of the sentence, Michael Ellis MP, deemed it 'unduly lenient'.

A hearing at the Court of Appeal on October 12 agreed with Mr Ellis and decided to increase the sentence.

Mr Ellis is no longer the Solicitor General, but his replacement, Alex Chalk MP, responded to the decision.

Mr Chalk said: "The images held and shared online by Rai are truly shocking and abhorrent.

"I'm pleased with the result of today’s hearing, and that the Court of Appeal agrees a custodial sentence meets the gravity of the crime."

Rai was caught after he uploaded indecent images of children onto Instagram.

The resulting search of his house and seizure of his devices in March 2020 found images of children between the ages of six and 16, as well as the bestiality pornography.