A Newtown man has been told that he still faces jail after admitting carrying out a series of child sex offences seven years ago.

Colin Guntrip appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Wednesday, November 24, but the judge adjourned sentencing for two reasons.

Judge Peter Barrie said enquiries need to be made about the availability of a bed at a mental health hospital, and he also noted Guntrip’s psychiatric assessment.

He told the 44-year-old: “Two consultant psychiatrists both believe it will be helpful for you to have treatment as an inpatient in hospital as the most appropriate way of dealing with you.

“It may not be the right way to deal with you. I’m conscious how long this has taken for you but it is necessary to deal with you fairly, and your treatment.”

The judge added: “I am sorry it has not come to an end yet.”

The offences Guntrip has pleaded guilty to earlier this year are four counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing an indecent image of a child.

Guntrip, of Ffordd Croesawdy, was given an extended conditional bail not to contact the victim.