A man has been jailed after spitting at a bus driver.

Azad Majid, 20, of Wydehurst Road, Croydon, pleaded guilty to common assault at Croydon Magistrates Court and was sent to prison for four months.

On August 29, Majid and two other men boarded the route 213 bus, that runs between Sutton and Kingston, at Central Road in Worcester Park. He produced a £20 note for his fare, but the driver, suspecting it to be fraudulent, refused to accept it.

Majid then spat, through the gap in the driver's protective screen, which landed on the driver's shirt, before all three men made off.

The driver's shirt was sent for DNA testing and led to Majid being identified. On October 13 Majid was arrested and later charged with common assault.

He pleased guilty to the offence on October 25.

Chief superintendent Sultan Taylor, of the Metropolitan Police's Safer Transport Command, said: "This sentence highlights our effective partnership with Transport for London (TfL), with our primary aim being to safeguard the travelling public and provide a safe and secure transport network.

"If you commit an offence on the transport network, you will be caught. Our message is clear: Crime on London's bus system will not be tolerated - we will get those responsible using any lawful means at our disposal."