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Teenager charged after boy, 16, has acid thrown in face in Walthamstow

The incident happened in Lowther Road (credit: Met Police)

A teenager has been charged after a 16-year-old boy had acid thrown in his face in Walthamstow.

The victim suffered facial injuries after he was attacked with the corrosive substance in Lowther Road at around 9am on Wednesday, 26 May.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested at the Stratford Centre on Wednesday, 9 June and taken to an east London police station.

The teenager was subsequently charged the next day for throwing a corrosive fluid with intent to burn/maim/disfigure, possession of Class B drugs, possession of a knife and threatening behaviour with a knife/blade in a public place.

He was also charged with three counts of assault of an emergency worker and possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place.

After appearing in custody at Stratford Youth Court on Friday, 11 June, he was further remanded to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 16 June.

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