Paedophile had ‘some of the most horrific’ images police have ever seen


A part-time DJ has been jailed after being caught with ‘some of the most horrific and disturbing’ child abuse images investigators had ever seen. Haitch Macklin, 38, fantasised about raping and killing a child while he rented out access to his catalogue to other paedophiles via an encrypted messaging app for £10 a month. Police found sexual torture videos of babies and toddlers among his collection at his home in Salford, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). Using the name ‘UK Perv’, Macklin advertised his collection in online chatrooms where he admitted to being a paedophile. One ad was signed: ‘NO MORALS!!!!’ He also expressed a desire to find ‘snuff’ films showing real-life killings and make one himself.

NCA operations manager Hazel Stewart told Manchester Crown Court: ‘A team of officers viewed, assessed and graded the material Macklin sold access to, and all noted that this is some of the most horrific and disturbing content they’ve ever seen in many years investigating child sexual abuse. ‘Macklin posed a very real and dangerous threat to children. ‘Not only was he viewing and profiteering from indecent images of children, he was also harbouring thoughts of committing rape and murder. ‘The NCA knows there is a direct link between offenders looking at abuse images and going on to commit even more severe acts.’ Macklin, who was born David Bradley and previously known as Haitch Bradley, admitted three counts of making indecent images of children and two counts of showing them. He was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday. He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and was handed a sexual harm prevention order putting strict controls on his computer and internet use.