A Malmesbury man who sexually abused two young girls for five years has been released on bail by a judge.

Christopher Bishop, 41, admitted two counts of sexual activity with girls aged 12 or 13 when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday.

And Bishop also admitted causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Bishop, who will now have to register as a sex offender, was warned that he could be facing the prospect of jail term.

He admitted sexual activity with one girl between mid July and September last year and inciting her to engage in a sex act on Sunday, September 8.

He also admitted sexual activity with a girl between late November 2008 and the end of 2010.

Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case to Friday, September 12, and released Bishop, of no fixed abode, on conditional bail.

Releasing him from the dock, the judge said: "The fact that I am granting you bail should not be taken as any indication of the final outcome of your case."