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Student Alfie Meadows charged with violent disorder

Alfie Meadows
Image caption Alfie Meadows was knocked unconscious during the protest

A 20-year-old student who suffered head injuries during a tuition fees protest last December has been charged with violent disorder.

Alfie Meadows sustained a brain injury when he was allegedly struck on the head with a police baton at the protest in central London on 9 December.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the claim.

Mr Meadows has been bailed by police to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on 9 June.

Ten others, aged between 15 and 21, have also been charged with a range of offences, including violent disorder, affray, and criminal damage.

Eight of those charged were also bailed by police to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, central London, on 9 June.

The other three, who are under 18, were bailed until 24 May, when they are due before West London Youth Court.

In addition, a 16-year-old boy received a final warning for possessing cannabis and a 17-year-old boy was given a final warning for violent disorder.

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