Ajmol Alom, the teenager from Tower Hamlets who was stabbed to death last week, achieved top GCSE grades, his Headteacher has revealed today.
Chris Dunne, the Headteacher at Langdon Park School in Poplar where Ajmol attended, said he had received 8 A grades and 3 B grades. His A grades included English Literature, Maths and all three sciences. “This would have ensured his place on any A level Maths and Science courses he chose to take in the Sixth Form”, Dunne said.
The bright pupil, who had considered medicine as a career had looked at several Sixth Forms for this September and had been interviewed by Dunne for a place at Langdon Park. Dunne said the two things he would remember most about Ajmol was how “hardworking and how very decent he was as a person.”
More than being a very able student, Dunne said Ajmol was a good friend to his fellow pupils and “his friends could rely on him for help if they needed it, not for arrogance or scorn”.
The 16 year old had recently volunteered at a peace project in Northern Ireland, where he worked with a group of teenagers from Tower Hamlets and a group of Protestant and Catholic teenagers at the St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconcilliation and Peace in the City.
Ajmol Alom was with a friend who was also a victim in the attack that took place on Spey Street, E14, on Monday evening last week. The police say the attack appeared to be unprovoked. The friends were “approached by five to six other males who were wearing bandannas and were hooded”, Detective Chief Inspective Andy Chalmers said. Ajmol was stabbed in the leg and his friend Azime Rob was stabbed in the cheek and survived the attack; they were both taken to hospital where Ajmol later died.
Aminur Nazir Khan, 19, of Robin Hood Gardens, has been charged with the murder of Ajmol and attempted murder of Azime Rob, also 16. Three other men were arrested.
Police launched a fresh witness appeal on Monday, the Detective Chief Inspector said: “I would appeal for anyone with information or any witnesses to please come forward. Ajmol’s family are naturally devastated.”
Anyone who can help is asked to contact the police incident room on 020 8358 0100 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.