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A teenager, in London, is waiting to be tried for allegedly carrying out a series of acid attacks in a 90-minute period that left one person with life-changing injuries.

The boy, according to the Guardian news, has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the attacks, which were allegedly part of an attempt to steal mopeds in London in July.

He is accused of stealing two of the vehicles and trying to take another four from their owners after first attacking them with the corrosive substance. At an earlier hearing, one of the alleged victims was said to be at risk of losing their sight in one eye, the report stated.

Guardian further reported that ‘the teenager, who is being held in Feltham young offenders’ institution, appeared via videolink in a hearing at Wood Green crown court on Friday. According to the report, he spoke only to confirm his name and enter not guilty pleas to each of the charges over the 13 July attacks.

The offences 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. He also denied a further charge of robbery of a moped on 25 June.

Following the hearing, the judge, Noel Lucas QC, however remanded the boy in custody until the trial on 8th of January.

 

 

 

 

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