POOLE karate pervert Tim Stephens, who harboured more than 37,000 indecent images on his home computer, will be free earlier than originally reported.

Triple karate world champion Stephens, 50, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court to hear he will be out of prison two months sooner.

Stephens, of Alcester Road, was sentenced to 30 months in jail in April for 43 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and taking, making and possessing indecent images.

At the time, Judge Johnson allowed for 229 days that Stephens had already spent in custody to count against his jail term.

This has been increased to 290 days, to take into account charges changing.