A FORMER Dudley councillor has been warned he could face jail time after he admitted making indecent photographs of children.

Derrick Hemingsley, who was a Labour councillor for Wordsley, had initially denied the charges and he had been facing trial.

But the 56-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges when he appeared before Judge Simon Ward at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

He entered his pleas on the basis that he did not accept the images were indecent when he made them between September l 2014 and December 31 2015.

That basis will now be reviewed by the Crown Prosecution Service who will make their ruling when Hemingsley returns to court for sentencing on September 7.

Howard Searle, prosecuting, told the court the images were in category C - the lowest level in offences involving child pornography.

The judge ordered Hemingsley, of Penzer Street, Kingswinford, to immediately sign the Sex Offenders Register and he warned him: "Do not leave here thinking an adjournment on bail means you will not go to prison."

Hemingsley was immediately suspended by the Labour party in 2015 when police launched an investigation into the case.

At an earlier court appearance he had denied the charges and his trial had been scheduled to start on October 2.

The judge allowed him to remain on bail with a condition that he has no contact with anyone under 18.