A 14-year-old is due to appear in court charged with the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl.

The Woodford Green boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have tried to rape the girl in Loxford Lane, Ilford, on April 14 2012 – when he was 12.

He is due at Stratford Magistrates’ Court later today.

He denies the offence.