Teenager murdered in Poplar
A 16-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in the street on Monday evening.
The teenager was attacked in Spey Street, Poplar, at around 9.50pm. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Next of kin have been informed but police are still awaiting formal identification.
Another 16-year-old boy was also taken to hospital, where he remains with a facial injury.
Detective Chief Inspector Colette Smyth said: "We believe there were a number of people in the area at the time and we would appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information to please come forward.
"We are keeping an open mind about any possible motive at this stage."
The attack took place near to Langdon Park DLR station.
Anyone with information should call police on 020 8358 0100 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- A 19-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of murder. He is currently being held at an east London police station.