A foot festisher has been jailed for masturbating at bus stops while looking at women's feet.

Aaron Black, 30, of Boundfield Road, Catford has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison at Inner London Crown Court.

Black was found guilty yesterday of eight counts of outraging public decency, six counts of exposure and one sexual assault.

The offences took place between July 26 last year and April 4 this year in the Lewisham, Shoreditch and Elephant and Castle.

During the majority of the offences, Black performed obscene sexual acts towards his victims at or near a bus stop, whilst looking at their feet.

One of the offences took place at a bus stop in Molesworth Street, Lewisham on Tuesday, April 4.

Acting Detective Sergeant Gavin Staplehurst, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: "I would like to thank the victims in this case for reporting these offences and assisting the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) with the subsequent court case.

"Each of the victims in the case was a young woman who took time out of their lives to assist the police. The judge agreed to a request known as special measures in order to shield them from Black when giving evidence as part of the police and CPS approach to Total Victim Care.

"I would also like to thank Varinder Hayre and Paul Rattigan from the CPS who I worked in partnership with to deliver this successful outcome."

Siwan Hayward, TfL’s Head of Transport Policing, said: "I commend all these women for coming forward and reporting what they saw. Every report matters and helped police build a picture so they could catch Black and he could be sentenced for his offensive, disgusting crimes. This behaviour will not be tolerated on our transport network. Offenders will be identified and will be brought to justice."