Teen charged after two cops attacked during protest over Rashan Charles

A teenager has today been charged with attacking two police officers during clashes in East London.

Violent scenes broke out in Dalston on Friday following the protest over the death of Rashan Charles who was seen swallowing something during his arrest, He was rushed to a hospital and later died.

Charles aged 20 died on Saturday after police foot chase, he ran into a local shop and an officer was seen desperately training to restrain the Charles who was seen putting an object into his mouth during the arrest.

Locals have blamed the police for the death of Rashan Charles and protests over his death turning to violence.

Kingsland Road was blocked off with wheelie bins and mattresses and set on fire, petrol bombs, fireworks and bottles were thrown at officers.

Today police have charged a 17-year-old boy from Islington with two counts of attempted grievous bodily harm against two officers and affray.

He is due to appear in custody at Stratford Youth Court on Monday.

The family have confirmed they do not want violence in the name of their‚Äč son and issued a fresh plea to the community‚Äč for peace on the streets.