'Splendid' boy stabbed in London

A 16-year-old boy who was killed in a knife attack in east London has been described as a "splendid young man" by his headteacher. The teenager, Ajmol Alom, was attacked in Spey Street, Poplar, at around 9.50pm on Monday.

Third man arrested

Detectives investigating the murder of Ajmol Alom in Poplar have arrested a third man in connection with his death.

The 21-year-old from the east London was arrested today and has been remanded at an east London police station.

A 19-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

19 year old Aminur Nazir Khan appeared at Thames Magistrates Court today charged with the murder of Ajmol Alom.

He has since been remanded to appear at the Old Bailey next week.

19 year old in court charged with murder

19 year old Aminur Khan, of Robin Hood Gardens, Poplar appeared in court today accused of stabbing 16-year-old Ajmol Alom to death on Monday night.

Ajmol, who has been described as a star pupil, was wounded in the thigh during the incident in Spey Street, Poplar.

Khan is also charged with the attempted murder of Ajmol's friend Azime Rob, also 16, who was stabbed through the cheek.

Both were taken to hospital, where Ajmol died.

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Teen charged over knife death

One teenager has been charged - and a second arrested - in connection with the murder of sixteen year old Ajmol Alom.

He was stabbed in the thigh in a seemingly unprovoked attack in Poplar on Monday. Another teenager was slashed across the face and is being treated in hospital. Aminur Nazir Khan, who's nineteen, will appear in court tomorrow.

Teen died in apparently unprovoked attack

Ajmol Alom had just finished his GCSEs at Langdon Park School Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for help in finding the murderer of a 16-year-old boy. Ajmol Alom was stabbed on Monday evening in Spey Street in Poplar, where he lived.

A second teenager was stabbed in the cheek and remains in hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers said: "Ajmol was with his friend and doesn't appear to have been doing anything to provoke this attack.

"They were in Spey Street talking when they were confronted by five-six other male youths wearing bandanas and with their hoods up. The males attacked first his friend and then stabbed Ajmol in the upper thigh.

"We are keeping an open mind about the motive but at this stage there is no indication Ajmol was a gang member. We are also keeping an open mind about any precursor incident that could provide a possible motive."

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Ajmol Alom pictured abroad during school trip

The headteacher of the school where 16-year-old Ajmol Alom attended has sent several pictures of the "star pupil" to ITV London.

Chris Dunne, headteacher at Langdon Park School, said he had a "very bright academic future ahead of him".

Ajmol Alom named as teenager stabbed in attack. Credit: Chris Dunne
Ajmol Alom at Derry city in Northern Ireland. Credit: Chris Dunne
Ajmol Alom at Belfast Airport. Credit: Chris Dunne

Student with 'bright future' killed by 'hooded gang'

A 16-year-old boy with "a very bright future" has been stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack by a hooded-gang.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers said Ajmol Alom was with a "peaceful" group of fellow Bengalis when he was attacked.

Initial indications are that Ajmol was with four friends. They were peaceful, they were conducting conversations at the location, Spey Street, which is behind me.

There appears to have been an unprovoked attack when the victim received his facial injuries and then Ajmol was stabbed.

– Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers
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