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  • 23 November 2012, 5:14

Man Charged After Girl Punched To Ground

A man has been charged with assault after a 16-year-old girl was punched in the head in an attack caught on CCTV.

Michael Ayoade, 34, will appear before magistrates on Friday, accused of carrying out the unprovoked attack in Plaistow, east London, on November 13, Scotland Yard said.

CCTV footage showed a man jogging up behind the teenager and smacking her around the head.

The girl was left lying on the ground as her attacker jogged off.

Ayoade, of Greengate Street, Plaistow, remains in custody and will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court.