A 15-year-old boy has been charged with several sexual assault and violent crimes after two school girls were stabbed in Thornton Heath last week.

The 15-year-old teenager is due to appear in custody at Bromley Youth Court today (Tuesday, November 10) charged with:

- two counts of GBH;

- one count of ABH;

- two counts of sexual assault;

- one count of assault by penetration;

- one count of robbery.

As the Croydon Guardian reported previously, he was arrested on Sunday, November 8.

The two school girls stabbed last week, both aged 15, were attacked in two separate incidents just days apart on Wednesday, November 4, and Friday, November 6.

The first happened sometime before 9am on Wednesday.

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At the scene on Moffat Road, Croydon, emergency services found a 15-year-old girl who had been approached by a stranger and stabbed in the leg. She was later taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The second stabbing took place around 48 hours later, on Friday, when another 15-year-old girl was found on St Paul’s Road in Croydon after she was stabbed by a stranger in the arm.

Similarly, she was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.