A PART-time DJ from Higher Broughton who fantasised about raping and murdering a child has seen his jail term increased.

Haitch Macklin, 38, was given a 20-month sentence after being caught with a stash of child porn which even seasoned investigators considered to be among the worst they had seen.

Macklin sold access to his sordid catalogue of images to fellow paedophiles via an encrypted messaging app from his New Devonshire Square home.

And now following a Court of Appeal hearing, law lords have agreed that his prison sentence should be increased to four years.

He had pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children and two offences of showing similar materials at Manchester Crown Court in April.

Today investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA) welcomed the judges' ruling.

NCA operations manager Hazel Stewart said: “Macklin posed a very real and dangerous threat to children.

“A team of officers viewed, assessed and graded the material Macklin sold access to, which they said was some of the most horrific and disturbing content they’ve ever seen in many years investigating child sexual abuse.

“I’m pleased his sentence has been increased which should signal to other offenders that, together with our partners, we will stop at nothing to track down and imprison those individuals who pose the biggest threat to children."

His collection included sexual torture videos of babies and toddlers and Macklin spoke of his desire to acquire ‘snuff’ films showing real-life murders.

Macklin also told another offender that he wanted to murder someone and film it.

The court hearing in April was told how in December 2018, in an online chatroom using the name ‘UK Perv’, Macklin advertised access to imagery via a server for a monthly subscription of £10.

Macklin, who was born David Bradley but formerly known as Haitch Bradley, advertised in various chatrooms, explained he was a paedophile and signed off one advert “NO MORALS!!!!”.

He sent users instructions about how to stream the material from his server.

In an international operation involving undercover officers from America and New Zealand, intelligence received by the NCA led to officers raiding Macklin's home in April 2018 where they recovered items including an iPhone, a laptop and hard drives.

Nearly 2,200 indecent images of children were discovered, of which 680 were the most serious category A images.