A man who raped two teenagers in south west London has been jailed.

Silvestar Toshev, 27, of no fixed address, was jailed for 18 years at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday (October 17).

He was previously found guilty of two counts of rape at the same court on Tuesday, August 8.

The court heard on January 19, 2023; a 16-year-old girl was raped by a man who approached her on a bus in Morden.

The attack happened in an area near to Stonecot Hill.

Officers used CCTV and Toshev was identified as a suspect.

Further enquiries linked him to another rape involving a 17-year-old girl that had happened in Claremont Gardens in Surbiton on September 21, 2021.

On this occasion, the victim was standing near to a bus stop when she was approached by Toshev who took her to a remote area before attacking her.

Detectives also used DNA evidence to link him to the offences.

Detective Sergeant Andy Walker, from the local policing team in south-west London, said: "This man is a dangerous predator who targeted teenage girls in public. I am pleased that our investigation has resulted in him receiving a significant custodial sentence.

"I would like to thank the victims for the support they have shown throughout this investigation. It has been an incredibly difficult and upsetting experience for them and I hope this outcome brings them some closure.

"Tackling sexual offences and violence against women is a priority for the Met. I hope this case demonstrates that we take allegations seriously and will take action to remove dangerous men from the streets of London."