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Hackney Marshes sexual assaults: teenager charged

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Hackney Marshes sexual assaults: teenager charged

Detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults in the Hackney Marshes area have charged a teenager.

A 16-year-old boy [C], who was arrested on Wednesday, 22 June, has been charged with sexual assault of a woman in Chatsworth Road, E5, on 10 June and rape and sexual assault of a woman in Hackney Marshes on 11 June.

He is due to appear at Stratford Magistrates' Court on Monday, 28 June.

Detective Superintendent Mike Hamer, from the Met's Central East Basic Command Unit, said: “Officers remain committed to tackling violence against women and seeking justice for those who have come forward and made a report. Police continue to patrol the area and engage with the community in order to provide support and reassurance.

"We are continuing to appeal for the public’s help and we would ask anyone with information that might assist our investigation, or any victims who have not yet come forward, to contact police as a matter of urgency."

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