Freddie Scappaticci, the man who was widely identified as a longtime Army Informer in the IRA, has admitted two extreme extreme nostrils.

Scappaticci, 72, widely identified as Agent Stakeknife, arrived Wednesday morning in Westminster district court in central London to admit the charges.

He spoke only to bring his charges against the indictment. Supreme Judge Emma Arbuthnot sentenced him to three months in prison and was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

The court heard the indictment relating to at least 329 images, including bestiality. There were no pictures with children.

The judge said, "You have not been to court for 50 years – and that's a good character in my book."

Scappaticci has always denied being a Stakeknife, allegedly directing the counter-espionage of the Republican movement. The IRA's Department of Homeland Security, called the "nutting team," interrogated and murdered alleged army and police infiltrators during Northern Ireland's problems.

His court appearance was announced in a statement issued by Operation Kenova, the police investigation into the activities of the former double agent. At the top is the chief of police of Bedfordshire, John Boutcher.

Scappaticci was charged with two possessions of extreme pornographic images in contrast to section 63 of the Criminal Law and Immigration Act 2008.