A week after the tragic murder of 16-year-old ‘star pupil’ Ajmol Alom in Tower Hamlets, police officers were out in force in the area last night appealing for information and witnesses to come forward.
Murder detectives and local community officers took to the streets exactly a week after keen boxer and GCSE student Ajmol was fatally stabbed to death in Spey Street, E14. Another teenager, also 16, was also injured in the incident which involved a number of attackers.
Officers set up a mobile police station, distributed appeal leaflets and spoke to locals and passers by.
Amol, who lived on the nearby Teviot Estate, was described by Chris Dunne, his headteacher at Langdon Park School, as a ‘star pupil with a very bright academic future ahead of him.’ He was awaiting his GCSE results, which are due to be published later this week.
Three men have so far been arrested in connection with the offence. One has been charged with the murder of Ajmol.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “I am sure there are people in the local community who can help us. This is a residential area, it was warm last Monday and people would have had windows open – I would ask anyone who may have heard or seen anything to please come forward and contact the incident room.
“I am hopeful that our presence will enable us to speak to vital witnesses and people who pass through the area at this busy time. Ajmol was with his friend and doesn’t appear to have been doing anything to provoke this attack.
“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.