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A second boy has been charged over an alleged fight between a number of youths at a shopping centre in Bromley on Boxing Day.
A 16-year-old boy was charged with violent disorder, possession of an offensive weapon and common assault by beating.
The teenager will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' court on Tuesday, 29 December.
A teenage boy who was charged with involvement in a Boxing Day row that sent shoppers running for their lives has admitted possessing a machete - and been given bail.
The 16-year-old was arrested at the Intu shopping centre, formerly The Glades, in Bromley, south-east London, after the fight sparked rumours that a gunman was on the loose.
Armed police arrived at the scene about 3.45pm on Saturday and found the boy with a head injury. Two knives were also discovered in the area.
The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared at Bromley Youth Court on Monday and admitted possessing an offensive weapon, namely a machete, at Intu on Saturday.
He also faces accusations of common assault and violent disorder but these have not yet been put to him.
District Judge Dennis Lynch said he felt able to grant bail with stringent conditions.
A 16-year old boy has been charged over an alleged 'machete' fight attack at the Intu Bromley centre in Bromley on Boxing Day.
Panicked shoppers were seen fleeing the area after it is alleged the attack took place.
The boy was remanded in custody and will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court this morning.
A second 16-year old boy was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of figthing with a gang of youths over the Boxing Day fight.
Armed police arrived at the scene about 3.45pm on Saturday and found the boy with a head injury. Two knives were also found in the area.