Teenager charged with toddler murder in Erith

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a three-year-old boy.

The 17-year-old is accused of killing the toddler in Erith, south-east London, in January last year.

He is also facing charges of assault on three other occasions on the boy between 14 December 2010 and 21 January 2011.

The teenager, from Charlton, south-east London, appeared at Bexley Magistrates' Court on Thursday and has been remanded in custody until 2 March.

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