A Catholic priest who indecently assaulted a boy who went to him for advice about his sexuality has been jailed.

Peter Grant, of Balfour Mews, Bovingdon, was imprisoned for three years and four months at St Albans Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to four offences of sexual activity with a child under 16.

The court heard the 59-year-old took advantage of the "confused" 15-year-old on three occasions between January and March this year.

Grant was the parish priest at Berkhamsted's Sacred Heart church at the time the teenager went to him for advice. He later took up a position in Burnt Oak.

Grant was banned from working with children and must sign on the sex offenders' register. He will serve half the sentence before he is eligible for parole.