Man, 35, charged after 12-year-old boy stabbed in Plaistow

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Police arrive in Plaistow. Shop pictured not where boy was attacked  (John Dunne)
Police arrive in Plaistow. Shop pictured not where boy was attacked (John Dunne)

A 35-year-old man has been charged after a 12-year-old boy was stabbed in Plaistow.

Okan Boran, 35, of Hackney, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and threatening a person with a blade in a public place.

He will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

A second man, aged in his 60s, was arrested and bailed until a date in late September pending further enquiries.

Police were scrambled to the scene at just after 8.15pm on Tuesday. The boy was taken to hospital for treatment; his injuries are not life-threatening.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference CAD 7537/30 Aug.