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Patrick Rock, Cameron's Former Adviser, Charged With Possessing Indecent Images Of Children

27/06/2014 18:12 BST | Updated 27/06/2014 18:59 BST

A former adviser to David Cameron has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children. Patrick Rock, 63, was arrested at his home in London in February after Downing Street contacted police. Today the National Crime Agency charged the ex-Whitehall adviser with three offences of making indecent images of children and one offence of possession of 59 indecent images of children.

The four charges cover offences said to have been committed between 31 July and 31 August 2013. Asked about the decision at a post-EU summit press conference in Brussels, the Prime Minister said: "I won't be saying anything. It would be purely a matter for the courts and it wouldn't be appropriate to comment."