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Youth in court over acid attack

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of trying to murder a man by pouring sulphuric acid down his throat.

The teenager is alleged to be part of a gang that attacked the 24-year-old in Leytonstone, east London, on 2 July, Waltham Forest magistrates heard.

The victim, thought to be Danish, also suffered two stab wounds to his back.

The boy was remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on 28 October along with two men, aged 19 and 25, who are also charged with the same offence.

The victim was also blinded in one eye and left with several facial fractures during the attack.



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