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Boy, 17, shot in back in Poplar, east London

A teenager has been shot in the back in east London.

The 17-year-old boy was wounded in East India Dock Road, Poplar, in the early hours of the morning.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A 17-year-old male had a gunshot wound to the back and is in hospital in a serious condition."

The attack happened just before 01:00 GMT, police said. Any witnesses to the shooting should call the Metropolitan Police.

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