A fourth teenager has been charged in connection with an attempted murder over the attack on a Metrolink passenger at Freehold Station

The 16-year Old who cannot be named for legal reasons is due to appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court today

The 49 year old man was attacked as he got off a tram at Freehold Metrolink stop two weeks ago and was  then subjected to a sustained, unprovoked attack after being knocked unconscious.

Fortunately a tram travelling in the opposite direction saw the ongoing assault and the driver stopped to intervene, as well as passengers.

Two 15-year-olds have already been charged with attempted murder, assault and attempted assault.

Another 15-year-old was charged with assault and attempted assault.


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