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Youth held for trial after attack leaves man paralysed

PUBLISHED: 12:44 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:46 05 October 2010

A 16-YEAR-OLD is to stand trial on November 27 accused of a street attack in London’s East End which left a man paralysed. He appeared in a youth court this morning, following a stabbing incident in Austin Street, behind Shoreditch Church, on August 28

A 16-YEAR-OLD youth is to stand trial accused of a street attack in London’s East End which left a man paralysed.

The teenager, who turned 16 on Saturday, appeared at Thames Youth Court this morning (Thursday) where he was committed for trail to the Inner London Crown Court on November 27.

He is charged with unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon.

It follows a stabbing incident in Austin Street, behind Shoreditch Church, on August 28.

The teenager from East Ham, who cannot be named for legal reasons, spoke only to confirm his age and date of birth.

District Judge Jane McIver remanded him in custody due to the “nature and seriousness” of the allegation.


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