A man arrested in connection with the murder of teenager Ajmol Alom has been released on bail. The 16-year-old, described as a star pupil with "a very bright future" ahead of him, was stabbed in the leg after he and his friends were confronted in Poplar earlier this month.
Ajmol was badly wounded in the thigh, while a friend of the same age was stabbed through the cheek. Both were taken to an east London hospital, where the keen boxer died.
A 21-year-old man arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder has been bailed to return to an east London police station on a date in mid-September pending further inquires, Met Police said.
A teenager who was murdered in Poplar ten days ago achieved top grades in his GCSEs, it was revealed today.
Ajmol Alom, who was 16, got 8 grade As in subjects including Maths, Science and Geography and three B grades in English language, humanities and physical education.
Ajmol had hoped to become a doctor in the future and his headmaster, Chris Dunne paid tributes to him:
"One of the careers he was considering was in medicine, and these results would have made that a very real possibility in terms of university entrance. All the many journalists who interviewed me after the horrifying event of his murder wanted to know how 'good' he was as a student."
"I was able to say without hesitation that he was very able, looking forward to GCSE results at a very high level and very capable of going on to achieve the kind of grades which would have secured him a place at any one of our best universities."