Search

Boy, 16, denies carrying out six acid attacks in Shoreditch and Islington

PUBLISHED: 09:53 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:53 19 July 2017

The boy appeared at Stratford Youth Court.

The boy appeared at Stratford Youth Court.

PA Archive/Press Association Images

A 16-year-old boy has denied carrying out a spate of moped acid attacks in less than 90 minutes in Shoreditch and Islington.

The teenager allegedly targeted six victims, all men on bikes, spraying them in the face with a noxious liquid.

He is charged with 13 offences in connection with the incident on July 13, all of which he denies.

The defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, spoke only to confirm his details and enter pleas at the Stratford Youth Court hearing on Monday.

He is charged with GBH with intent, possession of a weapon designed to discharge a noxious liquid, two counts of robbery, four counts of attempted robbery and five counts of attempted GBH with intent.

He also faces another charge of robbery of a moped on June 25 in a separate incident in Stratford, which he also denies.

The boy, from Croydon, was remanded in custody to appear at Wood Green Crown Court on August 14.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 18:38

A pub in Hackney Wick which dates back to 1844 has had its weekend hours slashed following complaints from neighbours about noisy revellers.

Yesterday, 17:39

Figures released today reveal how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic in Tower Hamlets and it’s actually news.

Yesterday, 12:10

The world’s first university settlement is returning to its original home in Whitechapel following three years of renovation work costing £5million.

Yesterday, 07:00

More than 2,000 affordable homes weren’t built when they should have been, a report has shown.

Wed, 15:57

Rail users face misery with c2c trains delayed due to a tree getting caught on overhead wires at Limehouse.

Wed, 15:56

Tower Hamlets Council has scooped an award for is work to tackle hatred, intolerance and prejudice in the borough.

Wed, 14:00

A sports charity which is working with schools to improve the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities has been praised by Tower Hamlets Council.

Wed, 12:00

An estate agent has been forced to pay more than £50,000 after letting an overcrowded flat with no heating and inadequate fire precautions.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now