A hospital worker posed as a teenager in a bid to groom a schoolgirl – but instead was speaking to an undercover police officer.

Ibrahim Bhayat, 45, pretended to be just 17 in an internet chatroom and tried to persuade ‘Mandy’, who he thought was 13, to have sex with him.

The married dad-of-two from Coventry sent messages from where he was working at a hospital in Leicester and was eventually arrested by police, reports LeicestershireLive.

Bhayat, of Thornhill Road, Foleshill, went on to plead guilty to two counts of trying to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and one of attempting to engage a child in sexual communication.

At the end of August a judge at Warwick Crown Court jailed him for 18 months and ­ordered him sign as a sex offender for 10 years.

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