A 'reckless' motorcyclist who performed stunts whilst being cheered on by a group of children has been jailed.

Luke Jervis, 28, of Darenth Road, Welling was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on Wednesday, 29 November after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

Jervis was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment for driving his off-road motorcycle dangerously, without insurance and while already disqualified. In addition to the prison sentence, Jervis received a further five-year driving disqualification and the motorcycle he was in possession of when arrested will be destroyed.

On Sunday, October 1 between 1pm and 5pm, Jervis performed high-speed stunts in Norman Road, Belvedere, on an illegal motorcycle whilst being cheered on by a group of 10 young children, aged between 10 and 14-years-old.

The children were standing only feet away.

Detective Constable John Farthing, from the Met's road and transport policing command, said: "This kind of reckless and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated by the Met.

"This dangerous activity has a negative effect on the lives of those who live and work in the areas. Others considering joining in with this type of activity should fully consider the consequences of their actions."

Detective Inspector Helen Lambert, from the RTPC, said: "This conviction shows that the police and the courts take this type of activity seriously and dangerous driving will not be tolerated.

"It is particularly worrying that it could be seen to be encouraging young children to behave in a similar manner. Hopefully this conviction will send out a strong message to others involved in similar criminality".

A number of other people also involved in anti-social driving have been arrested and remain under investigation as part of an ongoing police operation.