A Fife man has been jailed for 15 months after horrific images of child abuse on his computer were found by a workmate.
Darren Bruce, 37, of Fod Street, Halbeath, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He previously admitted that between August 3 2015, and April 3 2017, he was in possession of indecent images of children.
Depute fiscal Claire Lumsden told the court a colleague of Bruce had found a file containing hundreds of images after asking if he could use his laptop and reported it to police.
Officers found almost 300 movies and images on his devices.
Sheriff Charles MacNair said: “It is abuse you were watching for your gratification.”