Teenager charged following serious assaults - Bracknell

03/03/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a teenager following the serious assault of two girls in Bracknell.

The 17-year-old boy, from Bracknell, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with two charges of section 18 wounding with intent.

The charges are in relation to an incident, which occurred at an address in Carnation Drive, Bracknell at about 12.40pm on Sunday, 01 March 2015, where two 15-year-old girls were stabbed.  The two victims are currently both in a critical, but stable, condition at hospital.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against this teenage boy.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the teenager with two charges of Section 18 wounding with intent.

"The charges are in relation to the serious assault of two girls in Bracknell on Sunday 01 March 2015.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

The teenager is to appear at Maidenhead Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 05 March 2015.

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