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Ajmol Alom: Fourth Arrest In Murder Probe
A fourth person has been arrested by police investigating the murder of 16-year-old Ajmol Alom.
The man, age 21, was arrested at an address in Tower Hamlets, east London on suspicion of murder, police said in a statement.
He has been taken to a local police station where he remains in custody.
Ajmol died after being stabbed in the leg when he and his friends were confronted by a gang wearing hoods and bandanas in Poplar, east London on August 12.
He was badly wounded in the thigh, while his friend of the same age, Azime Rob, was stabbed through the cheek.
Both were taken to an east London hospital, where Ajmol died.
Aminur Nazir Khan, 19, has already been charged with the teenager's murder.
Two other men, age 19 and 21, were also arrested two weeks ago and released on bail until September.
Ajmol, a promising student who was interested in studying medicine, achieved 11 GCSEs, it was revealed this week.
Talking to Sky News, Chris Dunne, headmaster of Langdon Park School, said: "He got 11 GCSEs, eight at grade A and three at grade B.
"Significantly, he got As in maths and the sciences, which was important as he was interested in going on to study medicine at university."
Ajmol had also recently taken part in a conflict resolution project with young people from Northern Ireland, in which he was "hugely active".