Former MP Joyce guilty of assaulting teen boys in shop

Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has been found guilty of assaulting two teenage boys in an "unjustified and unprovoked" assault in a north London shop.

Former MP Eric Joyce Credit: PA

The 54-year-old attacked the boys, aged 14 and 15, at News and Food Express in Chalk Farm on October 17.

He insisted at the time that he was performing a "citizen's arrest", but District Judge John Zani, sitting at Westminster Magistrates Court today, found him guilty of two counts of common assault.

He now faces a possible prison sentence.

Given my findings and your previous convictions, all options including imprisonment will be considered.

– District Judge John Zani