Information Sought On Teenage Murder

A week on from the murder of 16-year-old Ajmol Alom, police will be out in force at the scene appealing for information and witnesses to come forward from the local community.

Murder detectives and local officers will be out on, Monday 19 August, between 2100hrs-2300hrs exactly a week after keen boxer and GCSE student Ajmol was fatally stabbed to death.

Officers will be setting up a mobile police station, distributing appeal leaflets and speaking to locals and passers by in Spey Street, E14.

A murder investigation is currently underway. 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.