Man appears in court over Plaistow girl attack

14:50 23 November 2012

Still from the CCTV footage of the assault outside the Black Lion pub on High Street, Plaistow.

Still from the CCTV footage of the assault outside the Black Lion pub on High Street, Plaistow.

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Magistrates are still deliberating this afternoon over the fate of a man accused of an attack on a 16-year-old girl in Plaistow.

Michael Ayoade, 34, of Greengate Street, Plaistow, appeared at Thames Magistrates Court charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The teenager was attacked in High Street at around noon on November 13.

He is also charged with one count of possession of a Class B drug after a small bag of cannabis was allegedly found on his person.

CCTV footage of the incident shows the victim, also from Plaistow, was approached from behind and struck over the head on High Street, unconscious before she hit the ground.

The court is due to reconvene later today to decide how to progress his case.

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