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Stabbed boy 'a splendid young man'
A forensic team searches an area on Spey Street in Poplar where a boy, aged 16, was killed in a knife attack
A 16-year-old boy who was killed in a knife attack has been described as a "splendid young man" by his headteacher.
The teenager, named locally as Ajmol Alom, was attacked in Spey Street, Poplar, east London, at around 9.50pm on Monday.
Chris Dunne, headteacher at Langdon Park School, said Ajmol was a star pupil awaiting his GCSE results and had a "very bright academic future ahead of him".
"He was a very, very splendid young man," he said.
"Hardworking, industrious, but also a very caring and thoughtful young man. He was very able in all areas, but that didn't mean he didn't work incredibly hard. He came to all the revision classes, he worked flat-out. The exam results will come out next Thursday and he will have very good results."
A second teenager is being treated in hospital for injuries to his face following the knife attack.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned by detectives.
A man who said Ajmol's father was his cousin said he believed the teenager was predicted to get an A* in his maths GCSE. "He was hanging around with the wrong crowd," he said. "He was really quiet, he was into sports. He was really into boxing and got a medal for it."
The man, who did not want to be named, said Ajmol lived on the Teviot Estate, where the attack took place, with his parents, two brothers and one sister.
He added: "I heard they were after another boy but they got the wrong person."