Three boys have been charged with murder - despite the fact that their alleged victim is still alive.
Two 14-year olds and a 16-year old will appear in court later today accused of the murder of Rashid Naeem, Scotland Yard said.
Mr Naeem, 29, of Clements Road, East Ham, east London, was stabbed two days ago at a street market in Upton Park, east London.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: " The victim remains at an east London hospital, however his injuries will prove fatal and consequently the three youths have been accused of murder."
The boys will appear at Stratford Juvenile Court later today.