A man has been charged with sexual assault following reports of three schoolgirls being inappropriately touched on buses.

Daren Carl, 49, of Goodhew Road, Croydon, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, alleged to have taken place in Merton between January 23 and 28.

The alleged victims were aged between 13 and 16.

Mr Carl appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on January 29 and was remanded in custody.

He will appear at Kingston Crown Court on February 12.