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.
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.
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."
The headteacher of Langdon Park School has said that "out of all his students", Amjol Amol was the "least likely" to be involved in violence. Chris Dunne added that the teenager had been working in Northern Ireland to promote peace in local communities.
Former Mayor of Tower Hamlets Doros Ullah has told ITV London that the community had "urged" the relevant authorities to take action over ongoing anti-social behaviour in the area, claiming that the death of a 16-year-old boy "could have been prevented".