Queen's former footman turned landlord spared community service despite stash ...

Queen's former footman turned landlord, 51, who was found with a stash of child sex images is spared community service to make sure his village pub stays open because judge 'doesn't want to upset his business' Christian Diamant 'addicted to chatting with gay men to watch child sex abuse' Police say the three videos and one picture 'were of the worst category of abuse ' Diamant told Canterbury Crown Court he did not have sexual interest in children Spared community service by judge who had 'no desire to upset his business'

By Sabi Phagura for MailOnline

Published: 12:09 BST, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 13:21 BST, 1 October 2020

A former footman to the Queen turned publican found with a stash of child sex images was spared community service so that his village pub could stay open.

Christian Diamant was found to have 28 indecent pictures and three videos of children when arrested by police in January. 

The 51-year-old, who owns the White Horse Inn in Bridge, near Canterbury, Kent, admitted three charges of having indecent pictures and videos of children on his iPhone.

But he was not given unpaid work by a judge who said he had 'no desire to upset his business'. 

Diamant served as a footman to the Queen at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and was also an under-butler for the Queen, serving at state visits and the of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in 1999. 

Christian Diamant (pictured) a former footman to the Queen, was found with a stash of child sex images but spared community service

Christian Diamant (pictured) a former footman to the Queen, was found with a stash of child sex images but spared community service

Diamant took over the White Horse last year, describing himself as a 'fun, flamboyant' pub owner. 

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