Hackney boys accused of 21 crimes in one month

The boys have been remanded in custody

The boys have been remanded in custody - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

Two 15-year-old boys, both accused of being armed with knives as they committed a string of crimes in Hackney in just one month, have been remanded in custody.

The boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in custody at Stratford Youth Court last week, both charged with 21 offences including actual bodily harm.

The crimes they are accused of include two robberies and possessing knives in a public place in Christie Road, Victoria Park, on Saturday, August 1.

On Saturday, August 8, they allegedly committed another robbery at knifepoint in Gunstor Road, Stoke Newington.

Just two days later, they allegedly carried out a robbery at knifepoint in Albion Grove, Stoke Newington, as well a robbery and two attempted robberies in Clissold Park, where the first boy is also accused of carrying out a further robbery.

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On Thursday, August 27 they are accused of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, attempted robbery and possession of a knife in a public place in Garnham Street, Stoke Newington,

The following day they allegedly stole from a business premises in Stamford Hill, and are accused of actual bodily harm there and possession of a knife.

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Then the next day, on August 29, they are accused of two robberies in Bayston Road, Stoke Newington, and possessing knives.

The second boy also allegedly committed a robbery in Fairholt Road, Stoke Newington on August 30.

They will next appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court next week.

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