London riots: second person charged in attack on student

A second person has been charged with robbing an injured Malaysian student in a callous attack that was filmed and put the internet.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm, robbery, burglary and violent disorder.

It follows the attack on Asyraf Haziq who was robbed on August 8 in Barking by two people who had initially appeared to help him.

Reece Donovan, 21, of Romford, has already been charged with robbery.

The accused teenager was due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court this week.

A portable Sony PlayStation and Nokia mobile phone were taken from the student in the attack that made headlines in Malaysia.