PSYCHIATRIC reports are being prepared ahead of the sentencing of a Kidderminster woman who admitted uploading videos of monkeys being tortured online.

A short hearing was held at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday (June 11) for Holly LeGresley, who is awaiting sentence after admitting she uploaded 22 images and 132 videos of monkeys being tortured to online chat groups.

The court was told that psychiatric reports are being prepared for the sentencing of LeGresley, of Baldwin Road, which is set to be held at a later date.

The 37-year-old, who was charged following an investigation by the BBC into torture of monkeys overseas, admitted her guilt at a previous hearing at Worcester Magistrates’ Court.

Meanwhile, a judge adjourned a case against her co-defendant Adriana Orme on Tuesday.

She appeared in person at court and was granted conditional bail, after her barrister asked for her to have access to a Dutch interpreter.

Adriana Orme outside Worcester Crown CourtAdriana Orme outside Worcester Crown Court (Image: PA)

The 55-year-old is alleged to have published an obscene article by uploading one image and 26 videos of monkey torture between April 14 and June 16 2022, and to have encouraged or assisted the commission of unnecessary suffering by making a £10 payment to a PayPal account on April 26 2022.

She has yet to enter a plea to the charges.

Orme, of The Beeches, Ryall, near Upton-upon Severn, was granted an adjournment of her plea hearing after submissions made by her barrister, Curtis Myrie, to Judge James Burbidge KC.

Adjourning the case, the judge told Orme: “I am working on the basis that you do understand me, but your barrister has asked, given the significance of the matters alleged against you, that you be assisted by an interpreter in your first language, which is Dutch.

“I have acceded to that request.

“I hope it can be arranged for you to have a conference with him and a Dutch interpreter before you come back to court on the 19th of June.”