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Teenager charged following five linked acid attacks

News   •   Jul 15, 2017 21:27 BST

Detectives investigating five linked acid attacks in north and east London have this evening, Saturday, 15 July, charged a teenager with 15 offences.

The 16-year-old boy [A] has been charged with:
three counts of robbery;
four counts of attempted robbery;
one count of possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance;
five counts of attempted GBH with intent;
one count of GBH with intent and
one count of handling stolen goods.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Stratford Youth Court on Monday, 17 July.

Earlier today, a 15-year-old boy [B] who was arrested at an address in Stoke Newington on, Friday morning 14 July also on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery was released on bail until a date in early August.

The investigation into five separate attacks remains ongoing.

Any witnesses, anyone with information or in possession of footage of these incidents should contact police via 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit