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Ex-MP Eric Joyce to be sentenced for assault

Former MP Eric Joyce Credit: PA

The former Labour MP for Falkirk is to be sentenced today for assaulting two teenage boys in an "unjustified and unprovoked" attack in a shop.

The 54-year-old was found guilty of two counts of common assault against the boys, aged 14 and 15, at Westminster Magistrates' Court earlier this month.

District Judge John Zani has said that "all options including imprisonment will be considered".