Norfolk minister Philip Hilstrop sentenced over child porn

A Methodist minister from Norfolk has been given a four-month jail sentence suspended for two years after admitting possessing indecent images of children.

Philip Hilstrop, 60, from North Walsham, appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

He must also undertake a rehabilitation programme and he was banned from working with children.

Before sentencing, the court heard references of previous good character from friends and colleagues.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

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