Detectives investigating a series of five acid attacks in north and east London have charged a teeanger with 15 offences.

A 16-year-old boy has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Stratford Youth Court on Monday (July 17).

He has been charged with three counts of robbery, four counts of attempted robbery, one count of possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance, five counts of attempted GBH with intent, one count of GBH with intent and one count of handling stolen goods.

The attacks took place across the capital in the space of less than 90 minutes on Thursday night (July 13).

A 15-year-old boy, who was arrested at an address in Stoke Newington on Friday (July 14) also on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery, was released on bail until a date in early August.

A spokesman from the Metropolitan Police said: "The investigation into five separate attacks remains ongoing."

Any witnesses, anyone with information or in possession of footage of these incidents should contact police via 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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