A student is facing jail after being found guilty of breaking a man’s nose on a late night train.

Sam Pearce, of Rickmansworth Road, Pinner, hurled film maker Benjamin Kerr out of a carriage after the train had stopped at Luton's Parkway Station, at about 1.30am on June, 17 2015.

The 24-year-old, who is on a degree course in Bedford, was then caught on CCTV punching Mr Kerr in the face, which broke his nose.

Pearce was found guilty today (Monday, March 13) at St Albans Crown Court of assaulting and causing actual bodily harm to Mr Kerr, who is from Flitwick.

The jury took an hour to find Pearce guilty, even though he had claimed during the trial that he was acting in self-defence.

Judge Andrew Bright QC adjourned the sentencing to later this week to enable Pearce's defence team to bring a number of references to court.

He said: "I take a very serious view of what you did. The jury rejected your explanation and didn't take long to do that."

Mr Kerr said he was attacked because he had tried to do a "good deed" while they travelled from St Pancras to Bedford.

He said he had mistakenly told Pearce that they had reached the "end of the line" at Bedford Station, when in fact they were at St Albans.

Mr Kerr said he realised moments later he had made a mistake, but was then attacked not long afterwards by Mr Pearce, who found him in another carriage and violently ejected him from the train.

Pearce will be sentenced on Friday.