The sentence of a young man from Mid Wales, who admitted a grooming charge, has been delayed.

Defendant Connor Vowles was warned that he could have been remanded in custody over Christmas.

But Judge Niclas Parry agreed to bail him so that a pre-sentence report could be prepared.

Vowles, 21, of Lon Gwern, Trehafren, Newtown, previously admitted grooming a girl aged 13 between September and October 2016 - meeting a girl for sex, having met or communicated with her before.

The defendant also admitted a charge of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

He was due to be sentenced on Friday (December 21) and had been warned that all options would remain open and that he should prepare himself for a custodial sentence.

Vowles was ordered to register with the police as a sex offender in the meantime.

Judge Parry said that the defendant had not attended for an interview with the probation service and he was considering locking him up over Christmas.

But following a break he agreed that he would be bailed but warned him to ensure that he attended the next appointment.

The defendant will now be sentenced on January 21.

The judge warned him that it was a very serious matter.