Two Newham teenagers charged in connection with homophobic assault on the tube

The alert has halted Jubilee Line trains from Canary Wharf to Stratford Picture: Katie Collins/PA

The alert has halted Jubilee Line trains from Canary Wharf to Stratford Picture: Katie Collins/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Two teenagers from Newham have been charged in connection with a hate crime following a homophobic incident on the tube.

The boys, aged 16 and 17, subjected a man to homophobic abuse on the Jubilee line at North Greenwich station at 11pm on Saturday, October 21.

The 17-year-old has been charged with a public order offence and the 16-year-old has been charged with assault by beating.

Both boys will appear before Bexley Magistrates’ Court on May 11.