An Amersham man caught with indecent child images has tried to convince top judges he is innocent - four years after he pleaded guilty.

Liam James Michael Avis-Bates, 24, of Orchard End Avenue, got a two-year community order at Aylesbury Crown Court on October 17, 2014.

He was also handed a five-year sexual harm prevention order, Judge Keith Cutler told London's Appeal Court on Tuesday.

Avis-Bates had admitted making indecent photos of a child at Aylesbury Crown Court on October 17, 2014.

But this week he argued that he had been “forced” to admit his crime.

His computer was “wrongly seized” by police and he was “innocent” of the offence, he insisted.

But Judge Cutler said Avis-Bates had been represented by lawyers when he made his decision to plead guilty.

"This court does accept that he is an individual who has had a number of difficulties," added the appeal judge, who was sitting with two others.

But, rejecting his complaints, he concluded that Avis-Bates's conviction was “quite safe”.