A 17-year-old boy has been accused of assault and threatening to kill with an offfensive weapon.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged on five counts, including a racially aggravated public order offence and affray on March 1 in South Woodford, Woodford Green and Buckhurst Hill.

He denies the charges and is due to appear at Barkingside Youth Court on Monday.