A Feltham bus driver accused of a series of sex offences against a 14-year-old schoolgirl hugged his wife with joy after a jury cleared him on Monday.

Michael Ndelemani, 36, of Gladstone Avenue, Feltham, was accused of meeting the girl for sex sessions after he asked for her phone number when she was one of his passengers, the court heard.

The teenager said they swapped explicit text messages, had late night phone calls and organised a number of clandestine meetings in car parks over a three-week period.

Police were eventually called in after the girl's sister found a notebook with details of her alleged exploits.

Throughout the case at Guildford Crown Court, Mr Ndelemani, a married dad of three, denied two counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity between December 30 and January 17 last year.

He also denied a further count of sexual activity with a friend of the teenager who he was accused of trying to grope.

Under cross examination by Christopher May, defending, the girl, now 16, admitted she may have developed an "infatuation" with Ndelemani and that the text messages she sent may have been a "sexual fantasy".

The court heard that when Mr Ndelemani was interviewed by police, he admitted that he knew the girls and had taken them to a restaurant and given the first girl money for a mobile phone top-up.

But he claimed there was no sexual contact and said he acted just in an adult friend or parental role.

The jury unanimously accepted his story and found him not guilty of all charges.