TWO men have been found guilty of attempted murder after a man was left with a “serious brain injury” after being hit by a car at a train station.

Joshua Lloyd, 28, and Joshua Littlechild, 25, were both in the car when it drove towards a group of people at Billericay Station, on March 18 last year.

Littlechild was behind the wheel of the white Ford Fiesta as it crashed into one of the victims whose “head went through the windscreen”.

Both men were found guilty of attempted murder following a trial at Basildon Crown Court.

During the trial, Littlechild told the jury that he “feared for his safety” during the incident but admitted he had acted “rashly”.

It was claimed that the incident began ten minutes earlier when Lloyd was “punched in the face” which sparked an argument between the two men and the other group.

The court heard they encountered the men again who allegedly surrounded their car with the victim approaching with his “hands down his trousers”.

Littlechild said: “That’s when I panicked, I was trying to get away from an aggressive situation and acted rashly.”

Littlechild drove the car into the group, colliding with the victim.

The incident took place at a taxi rank at Billericay Station at around 1.30am in the morning.

While cross-examined, Littlechild told the jury he had drunk alcohol at the Crown Pub and used cocaine whilst driving his vehicle.

During the hearing, it was confirmed the car was a stolen vehicle that Littlechild purchased for a “few hundred pounds” and could not lock or unlock.

It was also confirmed in court that Littlechild pleaded guilty to section 18 GBH and aggravated vehicle taking prior to the attempted murder trial taking place.

The jury came to unanimous verdicts, finding both men guilty of attempted murder.

Littlechild, of Delphian Way, Bishops Stortford, and Lloyd. of Oak Green, Billericay, will be sentenced at a later date.