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Oxford Street stabbing: Two charged over central London attack

Police officers at the scene of Oxford Street stabbing
Image caption The fight happened outside a shop and led to Oxford Street being closed during the evening rush hour

Two teenagers have been charged over a daytime stabbing in central London.

Jerome Odigie, 18, of no fixed address, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm, on Oxford Street, on 17 August.

A boy aged 15, who cannot be identified because of his age, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm, handling stolen goods, and possessing cannabis and an offensive weapon.

The charges followed a fight near Bond Street station in which two teenagers, aged 18 and 15, suffered stab wounds.

The brawl happened at 16:35 BST outside a branch of the H&M clothing retailer and led to part of Oxford Street being closed during the evening rush hour.

Both of the teenagers were released from hospital after receiving treatment.

Mr Odigie is due to appear before City of Westminster magistrates in central London on Saturday. The 15-year-old will appear at West London Youth Court in Hammersmith on Tuesday.

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