WILTSHIRE'S most prolific paedophile is due to have his prison sentence reviewed after concerns a judge was overly lenient.

Peter Daniels, aged 70, received six life sentences in February, for more than 100 vile crimes against children as young as two between 2008 and 2017.

But concerns were raised about the leniency of the sentence, after judge Richard Parkes told Daniels he could appeal to a parole board in just nine years' time.

Wiltshire Police today announced confirmation that Daniels' case will be referred to the Court of Appeal, and will be heard at The Royal Courts of Justice on April 17.

Commissioner Angus Macpherson previously wrote to the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland to slam the "unduly lenient" term.

"It certainly does not reflect the public view on the seriousness of this man's despicable crimes and what he put his young, innocent victims and their families through," he said.

"Six life sentences may seem enough but in real terms he could serve a maximum of 18 years and be out after just nine years; this falls way below the expectations of the victims, their families and the general public.

Daniels, previously of Eyres Drive in Alderbury but now of HMP Isle of Wight, was sentenced for 78 offences of child sexual abuse against 22 young victims aged between just two and 15-years-old, after admitting the charges in December.

Judge Parkes described the pervert as "an expert in grooming".

The case was described as Wiltshire's most prolific incident of child sexual abuse, and involved more than 25 specialist officers from across the county.

If you have any concerns or suspect a young person is a victim or is at risk of child sexual exploitation you can contact Wiltshire Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency, or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, help@nspcc.org.uk or report a concern online.