A man who sexually assaulted two women in Tooting Bec on New Year's Day has been jailed for a year.

Mohammed Abedin, 32 of Montana Road was sentenced at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court for two sexual assaults on two female victims committed minutes apart.

Both incidents happened in Upper Tooting Road.

In both cases, he approached the women, who were not known to him, tried to engage them in conversation, and committed the sexual assaults.

Abedin was identified at the scene, arrested and later charged.

Appearing at court on Wednesday, January 2, Abedin admitted to two counts of sexual assault and possession of cannabis.

He has been sentenced to one year in prison and will also be placed on the sex offenders register for ten years. The court heard that Abedin had a history of similar offending.

DS James Massey of the South West Command unit who led the investigation, said: "Abedin is a prolific offender, and has shown that he is a risk to women.

"Due to the first victim quickly reporting the incident and then identifying him with officers present, he was detained very quickly. The following day he was jailed, where he poses no further risk to the public.

"We would urge any victims of sexual assaults to report them as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to identify the person responsible and hold them to account for their actions."