A man who tried to meet a 13-year-old girl at Bexleyheath Station has been jailed for two years. 

Thomas Smith, of Oakhurst Avenue in Bexleyheath, had sent sexual messages and a photo of his penis to what he thought was a young girl. 

But when the 27-year-old turned up at the station to meet her on November 25 last year he was greeted by a team of paedophile hunters who detained him and live streamed his arrest on Facebook.

Smith had been exchanging messages with the account since October 11. 

On December 18 at Bexley Magistrates’ Court he pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a girl under 16 following grooming and engaging in sexual communication with a child. 

The case was then sent to Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday (March 7) Smith was jailed for two years, court staff said. 

The court had previously heard that Smith was of low intelligence and low understanding, and that this may have contributed to his offending.