A Brockley man found guilty of sexually assaulting two teenage girls on a single day last November has been jailed.

Andrew Godman, 34, from Brockley was found guilty of sexually assaulting two teenagers on different bus routes within a single hour in south east London on June 19.

He was tried at Woolwich Crown Court, and sentenced there on Monday (August 19).

Mr Godman was jailed for three-and-a-half years.

He was also handed a ten-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

It prohibits Mr Godman from sitting next to or approaching girls on public transport, and from using two south London bus routes — Routes 126 and 273.

Both of the Brockley man's victims were 13-year-old girls.

The offences were committed on the afternoon of November 15, 2018.

On both occasions, Mr Godman sat next to the victim, blocking her in by the window seat, and then subjecting her to a prolonged sexual assault.

The first offence was committed on a busy Route 126 bus heading towards Eltham.

The assault lasted for around half an hour, during which time the victim told Mr Godman to stop several times and tried to discreetly get the attention of other passengers so they could help.

Around half an hour later, he boarded a Route 273 bus in the Grove Park area of Lewisham.

Mr Godman was captured on CCTV groping the second victim's thigh in an assault which lasted for around five minutes, before the victim got off at an earlier stop than she intended in order to escape him.

During a police interview following his arrest, Mr Godman was shown CCTV footage of the assaults and admitted it was him sitting on the bus with the two victims, but denied that he had sexually assaulted them.

Detective Constable Darren Barlow, who led the investigation, described Mr Godman's crimes as "appalling":

"These were appalling sexual assaults in public on two young, vulnerable girls who were understandably left shaken and distressed by the attacks.

"Despite having CCTV evidence which clearly showed the assaults, Godman denied wrongdoing and suggested that the allegations were made up, making the victims relive their experiences in court.

"Thankfully, a jury saw through his denials," DC Barlow said.

Mandy McGregor, Head of Transport Policing at Transport for London, said:

"Andrew Godman is a predator. He sexually assaulted two young girls which must have been terrifying for them.

"Thanks to their courage to come forward and report the incidents, Godman was identified quickly by the police and has been brought to justice for his deplorable crimes."