Teenager charged with attempted GBH after police officers attacked during violent Dalston protests


A teenager has been charged with attempted GBH after police officers were attacked when a protest over the death of Rashan Charles turned violent.

A gang of protesters – many of whom had their faces covered – clashed with riot police as tensions came to a head in Dalston on Friday night.

The group threw bottles and stones and set fire to mattresses as violence broke out in Kingsland Road following a peaceful protest earlier in the day.

It came after Mr Charles, 20, was chased into a shop by officers in Dalston last Saturday.

He was restrained on the floor and later died after apparently swallowing an object and being “taken ill”.

The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, has since launched a probe into his death.

Following Friday’s unrest, a 17-year-old boy from Islington was charged on Sunday with two counts of attempted GBH against two separate police officers and affray.

He will appear in custody at Stratford Youth Court on Monday, July 31.

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