Latest: Boy, 16, appears in court in connection with London acid attacks

Update 5.37pm: A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court charged in connection with a series of acid attacks which took place in less than 90 minutes in London.

The teenager is charged with 13 offences - six counts of throwing a corrosive fluid offence with intent to cause GBH, three counts of robbery, and four counts of attempted robbery.

He appeared at Wood Green Crown Court via videolink from Feltham Young Offenders Institute.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, is also charged in connection with a robbery that took place on June 25.

He is due to next appear at the same court on September 8 for a plea hearing.

Earlier:

A 16-year-old boy will appear in court in London later accused of carrying out a string of acid attacks on moped riders.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, allegedly targeted six men on bikes in less than 90 minutes on July 13, spraying them in the face with a noxious liquid.

The offences, which left one victim with "life-changing injuries", are said to have taken place in the evening in north and east London.

The defendant, from Croydon, south London, is further accused of a separate moped robbery on June 25.

The youth is due to appear at Wood Green Crown Court today to enter pleas to 13 offences, including six counts of throwing a corrosive liquid with intent to "disable, injure, disfigure, maim, or cause grievous bodily harm" under Section 29 of the Offences Against The Person Act 1861.

The offence carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

He is also charged with two counts of robbery and four counts of attempted robbery over the July 13 attacks and a further charge of robbery over the incident on June 25.


Most Read in World