Teenager shot in back in Poplar gun attack

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back in Poplar, east London.

The teenager is in a stable condition in hospital after the shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Emergency services were called to East India Dock Road close to the junction with Saracen Street at around 1.50am.

The incident is being investigated by detectives from the Met’s Trident shootings team which deals with gun crime in London’s black communities.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the incident room on 020 8217 7366 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.