A FORMER football photographer tried to engage in sexual communication with two children.

Matthew Cale, of Orchard Place, Ledbury, pleaded guilty to the offences when he appeared at Hereford Magistrates Court last month.


The court heard that the 36-year-old, who was represented by Chris Reid, was speaking to online decoys between December 17, 2022 and February 17, 2023.

Cale, who is well known in the county for photographing local men's football matches, will now have to register with the police.

He was handed unconditional bail to appear back at the same time on October 18 for sentencing.