Man from England charged with possession of child pornography in Bedford

A man from Manchester, England is facing a count of possession of child pornography after the search of a Bedford home last week.

Halifax Regional Police say officers in the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the integrated Criminal Investigation Division began the investigation September 7th after being contacted by Interpol.

The home was searched the following day, electronic devices were seized, and 65-year-old Alan Payne was arrested.

Police say the pornography involved images of children and youth on electronic devices and a social media site.

The accused is due in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday.