Eddie Catz founder Darren Johnson has been jailed after he spied on women and schoolgirls in leisure centre changing rooms and toilets.

The 51-year-old previously pleaded guilty to five counts of voyeurism, including counts against two 14-year-old girls.

Kingston Crown Court heard that between January 1, 2005 and June 5 2017, Johnson watched and captured images of women in Putney and Earlsfield leisure centre changing rooms.

The married father-of-two also followed youngsters when they attended a leisure centre for swimming lessons before using a mobile phone to look under their cubicles as they changed.

The first allegation of Johnson was reported by two 14-year-old girls on June 5 this year after they saw Johnson attempting to take pictures of them on his mobile phone in a changing room in Putney.

At a hearing on August 29, the Putney man was sentenced to 16 months in jail.

Detective Constable Nayeff Al-Wareeth, from the Met’s South West Command, said: “I hope this sentencing result brings some measure of comfort for the two young girls who bravely came forward and reported Johnson to us. This conviction would not have been possible without their courage. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that criminals like Johnson are off our streets and behind bars."

During the trail, Johnson's lawyer said his client had enjoyed a successful sporting career, which took him to Italy, but was plagued by alcohol problems and marriage troubles after he was injured.

"He accepts what he did was completely wrong and now he is able to think through it in a way that makes a bit more sense, he is truly sorry for what he has done and has done everything he can to address those things in his life which pushed him into an extremely dark place in that period."

Mr Williams said Johnson had attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and classes for sex addicts since his arrest.