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Two men charged over acid attack

Two men have been remanded in custody charged with trying to kill a man by pouring sulphuric acid down his throat.

The victim, who is believed to be Danish, also suffered two stab wounds to his back in the attack in Leytonstone, east London, on 2 July.

The 24-year-old man remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition after suffering 90% burns.

The men, aged 19 and 25, appeared at Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court charged with attempted murder.

The men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at the Old Bailey on 30 September.

A 16-year-old male was also rearrested in connection with the attack.

He is currently being held at an east London police station.

Seven people were originally arrested in connection with the inquiry.

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