Baptista Adjei, 15, was stabbed to death in front of Broadway Mall in Stratford, East London (PA / Rex Features)

A 15-year-old boy was arrested for murder after the death of a teenager stabbed in front of a bustling mall in East London.

Baptista Adjei was declared dead at the scene of the crash after stabbing Stratford around 3 pm on Thursday.

The 15-year-old from North Woolwich in south-east London was attacked after getting off a bus near a McDonald's.

The attack occurred outside Broadway, a small mall located near the large Westfield Mall and Olympic Park.

The metropolitan police said that the suspect had appeared yesterday at the police station in East London and that he was still in custody.

Baptista Adjei was stabbed to death in front of a McDonald's in East London (photo: PA)

Baptista's aunt, Aretha Adjei, told the Evening Standard that her nephew was a "fun loving kid, very popular with all church members" and "would always make you laugh".

She recounted that in the hour before her death Baptista had just finished her studies and had spoken to her mother to tell him that he was at McDonald's with a friend.

She added, "He was a nice boy, the fact that he died in his school uniform is horrible.

"Her mother is not doing well, you can not imagine her pain.

"She does not stop saying how she should have gone to get him."

Police patrol Broadway Mall in Stratford after stabbing in London (Photo: Rex Features)

Mindset FC, the teenager's former football team, tweeted that Baptista was a "very humble, handsome and talented boy."

He added, "The dark moment at Mindset as one of our former under-16 players fell asleep today in Stratford because of a knife crime.

"At Mindset, we all have family in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Bap. '

An 18-year-old man was also stabbed to death in Camberwell, South London, on Thursday, after police reported that he had been sued by a group of men.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, "I am completely upset to learn that two teenagers have been killed on our streets.

"Crimes committed with knives rob the future of our youth – and they devastate our communities."

No arrests were made at this stage in relation to Camberwell's knife attack.

There were 110 murders of which nearly 70 were stabbed.

Twenty-three teenagers were murdered in the capital this year.