A former Harrow school employee has been jailed for a string of sexual offences against children.

Alex Bateman, 47, of Headstone Lane, pleaded guilty to six counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children at Wood Green Crown Court on May 3.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison on May 27.

Bateman is to remain on the sex offenders register for ten years and has been placed under a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years.

He worked as an archivist at Harrow High School, and has also written a book on the 617 “Dambusters” squadron.

Head teacher Paul Gamble said: “The school and its learners have not been part of this investigation in any way and we have no further comment to make.”