Teenager remanded over Malaysian student riot mugging

A 17-year-old has appeared in court charged with breaking the jaw of a Malaysian student and robbing him of his bicycle during the London riots.

The teenager appeared at Thames Magistrates Court accused of causing grievous bodily harm of Ashraf Rossli in Barking, east London on 8 August.

He was also accused of robbing the 20-year-old of a white bicycle.

No plea was entered for the charges but Hannah Stephenson, defending, said he denied all the alleged offences.

The teenager was also charged with violent disorder at a Tesco store in Barking and theft from the store on the same day.

The 17-year-old appeared alongside his 15-year-old brother at a hearing.

The brothers denied charges of violent disorder in Ilford and theft from a jewellers shop in Ilford, east London, on 8 August.

The older brother was remanded in custody, with the younger brother given conditional bail. The conditions include observing a curfew with a tag.

The brothers are due to reappear at Thames Magistrates Court on 12 September.

They cannot be named for legal reasons.

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