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Boy (16) charged by police investigating five linked acid attacks in London

Boy (16) charged by police investigating five linked acid attacks in London

A 16-year-old boy has been charged by police investigating five linked acid attacks which took place in less than 90 minutes on Thursday night in London.

The teenager is charged with 15 offences including grievous bodily harm and possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance, the Metropolitan Police said.

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

Police said the teenager has been charged with one count of grievous bodily harm with intent, one count of possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance, three counts of robbery, one count of handling stolen goods, four counts of attempted robbery and five counts of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.

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

Five separate male victims - all on mopeds - were allegedly targeted by two moped-riding attackers.