A Cambridge graduate who filmed himself raping a woman has been jailed.

Edward Gabbai, of Thornbury Gardens, Borehamwood, has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for two rapes.

The 30-year-old, who has a doctorate in microbiology and nanoscience, was found guilty of raping two women – including one he met on dating app Tinder.

He had been with the women he met on Tinder for a while but he raped her while they were house-sitting in Stoke Newington, Hackney in March 2016.

The second victim was a woman Gabbai met while out in Islington in December 2016. He offered to share a minicab with her before taking her back to a house in Battersea where he was house-sitting.

There he raped her, and filmed part of it on his mobile phone.

The footage shows him violently assaulting the victim and raping her.

Gabbai, who is the founder of the World Boutique Hotel Awards, was arrested in December 2016.

He later falsely claimed, during his trial, that both victims consented to his use of violence and were willing participants in role play. However he was convicted of two counts of rape, one for each victim.

He was acquitted of two further counts of rape in respect of the second victim, and another count of rape against a third victim.

Detective Inspector Keith Ward said: "This was a very difficult process for the victims who displayed considerable courage, not only in reporting the offences to the police in the first place, but throughout the ensuing investigation and trial. I hope this verdict today goes someway in helping them to move on from what was a harrowing ordeal."