Boy denies acid attacks in Hackney and Islington
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A 16-year-old boy today denied a string of acid attacks on six moped riders in Stratford, Hackney and Islington. He will stand trial in January.
The attacks, which left one victim with life-changing injuries, took place in the space of 90 minutes on July 13.
They happened near Stratford station; Queensbridge Road, Haggerston; Shoreditch High Street; Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington; Chatsworth Road, Lower Clapton; and St Paul’s Road, Highbury.
The youth, from Croydon, cannot be named because of his age. He appeared at Wood Green Crown Court this morning by video-link. He spoke only to confirm his name before entering not guilty pleas to 12 charges.
They include six counts of throwing a corrosive liquid with intent to “disable, burn, maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm”, two counts of robbery and four counts of attempted robbery.
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He also denied a further charge of robbery of a moped on June 25.
Judge Noel Lucas QC remanded the youth in custody until the trial on January 8 at Wood Green Crown Court, which is expected to take up to seven days.
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Reporting by Press Association