Boy remanded over bleach attack

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A 16-year-old boy was remanded in custody today in connection with a bleach attack on a woman who asked a group of youths to be quiet in a cinema.

The 46-year-old woman was attacked in a restaurant in Leeds after an incident at a screening of the new Harry Potter film in the city on Sunday, July 26.



The teenager appeared at Leeds Youth Court this morning charged with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.



The youth, dressed in a grey T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms, sat in the dock throughout the brief hearing.



He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.



The boy was arrested on Saturday along with another teenager who has now been released on bail pending further inquiries.



The attack happened in a Frankie & Benny's restaurant in Kirkstall Road, Leeds, after the woman asked a group teenagers to stop making a noise during a screening of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.



She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from burns.



The 16-year-old was remanded in custody to appear next before Leeds Magistrates' Court via video link on August 7.



An application for bail was refused.