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Joel Adesina stabbing death: Eighth person arrested

Police officers search an area where Joel Adesina was stabbed Image copyright PA
Image caption Police were called to Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, after the stabbing on 5 December

Police investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy in east London have made a further arrest.

Joel Adesina, from Dagenham, was found stabbed on Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, at 23:00 GMT on 5 December.

The teenager died in hospital.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The man, who is in custody at an east London police station, is the eighth person to be arrested in connection with the death.

The Metropolitan Police said a post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the liver.

An 18-year-old man arrested at the scene was questioned and released with no further action.

Four other men and two women have been arrested as part of the investigation and one of them, a 20-year-old man, was charged with murder.