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Car used to ram boy, 14, off moped before he was stabbed to death is found

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Police have found a car that is believed to have been used in the murder of a 14-year-old boy in east London.

Jayden Moodie died yesterday night after being rammed off his moped and stabbed multiple times in Waltham Forest, Leyton.

Detectives confirmed they found a black Mercedes B Class in the Carlisle Road area of Leyton and said they were waiting for forensic recovery.

[Jayden Moodie] Detectives investigating the murder of a 14-year-old boy in Leyton have confirmed his identity. While formal identification awaits, next of kin have been informed and the deceased is Jayden Moodie, 14, from the Waltham Forest area. The investigation was launched after police were called to Bickley Road, E10 shortly before 18.30hrs on Tuesday, 8 January to reports of a road traffic collision. Officers and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service attended. Jayden was found with stab injuries. It has been established by detectives Jayden was riding a moped that had been involved in a collision with a car. It is believed that three males got out of the car and then stabbed Jayden before returning to the vehicle and driving off. Despite efforts of paramedics, Jayden died at 19.09hrs. Efforts to trace the vehicle involved, which is believed to be a black Mercedes B Class with extensive frontal damage, continue. Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime team led by Detective Inspector Chris Soole investigate. DCI Soole said: "Any murder is appalling but the death of a 14-year-old boy is particularly shocking. "Everything we know so far points to the fact that this appears to be a targeted attack and those who carried it out had only one objective which was to inflict fatal injuries on Jayden. "We continue to investigate why Jayden was singled out and retain an open mind at this time. "My team is working tirelessly to apprehend those responsible for this cowardly attack and I would appeal to anyone who has information that could assist this investigation to come forward and speak to police or Crimestoppers." Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker, the Commander of the North East Command Unit which covers the borough of Waltham Forest, said: "Everyone is shocked and appalled by this murder. The age of the victim, a boy aged 14, beggars belief and I completely understand the alarm and concern it has raised from t

Jayden Moodie was stabbed to death (Picture: Police)

Homicide and Major Crime Command Detective Chief Inspector Chris Soole said: We are treating the recovery of the car as a significant development in our inquiries, which are still very much in their early stages.

Jaydens family are being fully supported and kept updated by our team. This is a truly heartbreaking time for them and we are doing everything we can to find out who was responsible for Jaydens death.

Police said they believed Jayden was the victim of a targeted attack.

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[Jayden Moodie] Detectives investigating the murder of a 14-year-old boy in Leyton have confirmed his identity. While formal identification awaits, next of kin have been informed and the deceased is Jayden Moodie, 14, from the Waltham Forest area. The investigation was launched after police were called to Bickley Road, E10 shortly before 18.30hrs on Tuesday, 8 January to reports of a road traffic collision. Officers and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service attended. Jayden was found with stab injuries. It has been established by detectives Jayden was riding a moped that had been involved in a collision with a car. It is believed that three males got out of the car and then stabbed Jayden before returning to the vehicle and driving off. Despite efforts of paramedics, Jayden died at 19.09hrs. Efforts to trace the vehicle involved, which is believed to be a black Mercedes B Class with extensive frontal damage, continue. Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime team led by Detective Inspector Chris Soole investigate. DCI Soole said: "Any murder is appalling but the death of a 14-year-old boy is particularly shocking. "Everything we know so far points to the fact that this appears to be a targeted attack and those who carried it out had only one objective which was to inflict fatal injuries on Jayden. "We continue to investigate why Jayden was singled out and retain an open mind at this time. "My team is working tirelessly to apprehend those responsible for this cowardly attack and I would appeal to anyone who has information that could assist this investigation to come forward and speak to police or Crimestoppers." Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker, the Commander of the North East Command Unit which covers the borough of Waltham Forest, said: "Everyone is shocked and appalled by this murder. The age of the victim, a boy aged 14, beggars belief and I completely understand the alarm and concern it has raised from t

Jayden Moodie was chased by a gang Picture: Police)

Flowers which have been left at the scene on Bickley Road in Leyton, Waltham Forest in north-east London where a 14-year-old boy died on Tuesday after he was found with stab injuries. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 9, 2019. See PA story POLICE WalthamForest. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Flowers which have been left at the scene on Bickley Road in Leyton, Waltham Forest (Picture: PA)

Jaydens godmother Zoe Grant paid tribute to him earlier today from her home in Nottingham.

She said the teenager had recently moved from the East Midlands to London to be closer to some of his family.

He was full of life, fun loving and a ray of sunshine, Ms Grant said.

He was a beautiful boy, so intelligent and had everything to live for.

He went to London and then this happens, its just so unfair. He was very dearly loved by everybody.

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Forensic investigators at the scene in Leyton, Waltham Forest in north-east London where a 14-year-old boy died after he was found with stab injuries. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 8, 2019. Officers were called to Bickley Road, Leyton, in Waltham Forest shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday to reports of a road traffic collision. Metropolitan Police said the teenager was found with stab wounds, and it was then established there had been no collision. See PA story POLICE WalthamForest. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Forensic investigators at the scene in Leyton, Waltham Forest (Picture: PA)

Forensic investigators at the scene in Leyton, Waltham Forest in north-east London where a 14-year-old boy died after he was found with stab injuries. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 8, 2019. Officers were called to Bickley Road, Leyton, in Waltham Forest shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday to reports of a road traffic collision. Metropolitan Police said the teenager was found with stab wounds, and it was then established there had been no collision. See PA story POLICE WalthamForest. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Forensic investigators at the scene in Leyton, Waltham Forest (Picture: PA)

Forensic investigators at the scene in Leyton, Waltham Forest in north-east London where a 14-year-old boy died after he was found with stab injuries. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 8, 2019. Officers were called to Bickley Road, Leyton, in Waltham Forest shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday to reports of a road traffic collision. Metropolitan Police said the teenager was found with stab wounds, and it was then established there had been no collision. See PA story POLICE WalthamForest. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Forensic investigators at the scene in Leyton, Waltham Forest (Picture: PA)

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Ms Grant, who found out Jayden was dead after talking to his mum, said there needed to be more police on the street and things for young people to do in order to stop the violence.

Police confirmed they had stepped up neighbourhood patrols close to where the teenager was murdered.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact incident room on 020 8345 3734 or tweet information to @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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