Two men have been charged with robbery and assault offences after a pair of acid attacks on former boxer Michael Watson and a teenager.

Simon Luck, 28, and Paul Samuels, 30, both of Bluebell Avenue, Manor Park, were charged yesterday (Wednesday, October 4) with a single count of conspiracy to commit robbery following the incidents.

Mr Robinson, 19, from Epping Green, was temporarily blinded following an incident in Church Hill, Loughton, on Saturday February 4.

Former Commonwealth middleweight champion Mr Watson, 52, required hospital treatment after a second incident less than a fortnight later on Thursday, February 16, in The Ridgeway, in Chingford.

The former boxer was left partially disabled after suffering a near-fatal brain injury during a WBO super-middleweight title clash with Chris Eubank in 1991.

Luck has also been charged with one count of actual bodily harm, two count of possession to supply heroin and crack cocaine and three outstanding offences of domestic abuse or harassment.

Samuels has also been charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Both men appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court today, where they were remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday, 1 November.