Lost Phone Leads Police To Discover Major UK Child Porn Ring

Sony Ericsson W350i—the phone of choice for British paedophiles, turns out. A massive UK child pornography ring with 70 members was discovered after a man left his phone on the bus, whose driver found indecent images of children.

While it was a prepaid phone, the police were able to track down the 50-year-old wheelchair-bound owner through the supermarket he'd topped the credit up at. After finding out the owners details, they searched his house and found another 14 phones, six of them containing images deemed not suitable (over 370 photos were found on the phones in total)—along with contact details of other paedophiles, which enabled the police to discover 70 more people involved.

This particular culprit managed to escape a prison sentence, instead being handed a three-year community order. [Daily Mail]