Man charged with attempted murder of boy in Dagenham lake

Parsloes Park where the boy was allegedly attacked

Parsloes Park where the boy was allegedly attacked - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly holding a 16-year-old’s head under water in a Dagenham lake.

Dishad Essa Ibrahim, 27, of Romsey Road, Dagenham was charged on Sunday following an apparent attack on the boy in Parsloes Park at 7.50pm on May 31.

During the assault the suspect allegedly repeatedly punched him, before dragging him into the lake and holding his head under water.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Call Sergeant Leigh-Anne Barthram of Barking and Dagenham CID on 020 3276 1091 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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