A Purley man has been jailed for historic sex crimes against five young girls.

John Robinson, of Brighton Road, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for 11 indecent assault charges.

The 77-year-old was accused of abusing the victims, all girls, who were all aged between eight and 14 years at an address in Croydon in the 1980s.

Robinson was found guilty of all 11 offences this week following a trial at Croydon Crown Court.

PC Beth Spence, the investigating officer from the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: "Robinson abused five young girls in the 1980s under the guise of sexual education and preparing them for adulthood.

"I would like to pay tribute to the victims who have been incredibly patient with this long running criminal investigation and who were exceedingly courageous to give evidence against their abuser.

"I hope this verdict provides them with a measure of comfort and closure."

Robinson will serve a minimum of six years before being eligible for parole.