A 38-year-old man who exposed himself to passengers on a busy train between London and Kent has avoided prison.

Tomasz Nowak, of Parkdale Road in Plumstead, was found guilty at Maidstone Crown Court on August 18 of outraging public decency.

On May 13 last year, Nowak was travelling on a train between Charing Cross and Dartford.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: "A woman boarded the train and noticed him sat across the aisle from her.

"He had exposed himself and was touching himself inappropriately."

Nowak was recognised by officers from the CCTV footage and was arrested soon after the incident.

He has been sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 12 hours of unpaid work and received a five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.