Killers of Ajmol Alom jailed for life

Three men who killed a teenager in an unprovoked attack in Tower Hamlets have been jailed for life at Snaresbrook Crown Court today.

Ajmol Alom, 16, was fatally stabbed in the thigh

Ajmol Alom, 16, and his friends, were approached by a gang of four men wearing hoods and scarves in Spey Street, E14 on the evening of 12th August 2013.

The victim was attacked as he walked with friends through the park in Spey Street, E14.

In an unprovoked attack, one young male was stabbed in the face through his cheek whilst moments later Ajmol was fatally stabbed in the thigh.

Those jailed are: Aminur Nadir Khan, 20, of Robin Hood Gardens; Mashudur Rahman, 22, of Victoria Street, E15; and Ali Akbar Choudhury, 20, of John Smith Mews, E14.

All three were sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 23 years, for the murder of Ajmol. They were sentenced to ten years, to run concurrently, for grievous bodily harm with intent on the second victim.

Detective Inspector Julie Willats said: “Today’s sentencing means justice has been achieved for Ajmol Alom and I hope this brings comfort to their families and friends.”

He thanked all the witnesses who gave evidence in this tragic case.

“Ajmol was an innocent teenager enjoying a summer evening with his friends when they were targeted in an unprovoked attack by a group of young men with knives. This incident highlights the misery that knife crime causes. I hope the sentence acts as a deterrent to those who carry or use knives or associate with others who do so,” Detective Inspector Willats said.

“Ajmol was a part of us and had his whole life ahead of him. We can only hope that other young people turn away from violence and knife crime when they reflect on today’s verdict,” the Alom family said.