A MAN has been jailed after sexually assaulting two women as they slept during a night flight from Canada to Manchester.

Jagtar Singh Sandhu has been jailed after being found guilty of two counts of sexual assault at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

Overnight from Monday August 15 to Tuesday August 16 2016, 54-year-old Sandhu was sitting behind two women on a flight from Toronto to Manchester Airport.

He began bothering the women by tapping them on the shoulder and relentlessly asking them questions, including what films they were watching and where they were from.

The women politely answered the questions before returning back to watching their films.

Sandhu continued pestering the women, making several requests to sit next to them before attempting to unbuckle one of the women’s safety belts.

Frightened, the women decided to take it in turns to nap however, both women fell asleep to be alarmingly woken a short time later to Sandhu sexually assaulting the both of them.

The women pushed him away before shouting at him.

He was arrested the following week and taken to Cheadle Heath Police Station where he denied sexually assaulting the women.

On Wednesday April 5, Sandhu, of Stanford Road, Wolverhampton, was sentenced to one year in prison and will remain on the Sexual Offenders’ Register for 10 years.

Detective Constable Andy Kettle of GMP’s Manchester Airport Team, said: “The two women were extremely petrified after Sandhu so brazenly assaulted them in a confined space with nowhere for them to escape him.

“Despite denying attacking the women as they slept, Sandhu was found guilty at an earlier hearing and was today jailed for his disturbing actions that night.”