ON FEBRUARY 5 The Argus ran a court report on the sentence of Andrew Paine.

Paine, formerly of Wordsworth Road, Worthing, was given a community order after admitting two counts of possessing extreme pornographic material, possessing two indecent category B images of children and possessing two indecent category C images of children.

We have been contacted by someone on behalf of Richard Burgess and are happy to state that Mr Burgess rejects claims made at the hearing that he sent photographs of child abuse to Paine as unfounded and categorically untrue. He is in the process of attempting to clear his name.