SUPPORTERS of a man convicted of robbery reacted angrily as the jury delivered its verdict.

Nicholas Brain, 20, was unanimously found guilty of the offence at Oxford Crown Court on Friday.

Following a trial, jurors decided he had robbed Sophie Beck of a mobile phone in Blackbird Leys on February 24.

But after the verdict was read out, Brain’s supporters in the public gallery shouted as they left the court.

In a foul-mouthed rant, one woman asked jurors how they could sleep at night.

After the jury left court, prosecutor Joanne Sear said the incident was a contempt of court and invited Recorder Richard Jones to take action.

He replied: “I didn’t feel particularly insulted. It wasn’t pleasant but I’m sure many of them (the jurors) lead more sheltered lives than me and you who work here. It was an unpleasant, angry outburst, but I think making any more fuss will be more trouble than it’s worth.

“I think those jurors know what goes on in some parts of the world. I don’t think I’m going to say any more.”

Brain, of Edgecombe Road, Barton, was remanded in custody to be sentenced on September 9.