A man has been locked up behind bars for inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Mohammad Shabir of Ilford was jailed for 10 months at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

After the incident police launched a investigation and retrieved CCTV footage which was seen by a officer who was investigating a different case.

On the CCTV footage Mr Shabir can be seen engaging in sexual activity with a boy, aged only nine year old in the middle of the street.

Mr Shabir was charged with the offence after he was identified and was jailed for 10 months.

Mohammad Shabir, 49 jailed for 10 months

Detective Laura Hillier, of the Met’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command, said: “Mohammed Shabir is a very dangerous offender.

”He targeted this young child and persuaded him to perform a sexual act on him in a public place during daylight hours.

”This is an unusual case where police were presented with video evidence of a sexual crime against a child whilst reviewing private CCTV for another case.

“Detectives actively searched and located the young child victim in this case who bravely recounted what had happened to him. He and his family are being supported by professionals.”

DC Kiran Bratch said: “The Metropolitan Police are committed to investigating any such offences committed against children and will strive to bring any offenders to justice.”