Jayden ‘deserves chance of justice’
FAMILY OF BOY MURDERED IN LONDON SAY HE HAD NO INVOLVEMENT IN GANGS
FLOWERS have been left at the scene where teenager Jayden Moodie was stabbed to death in London on Tuesday.
Jayden lived in Arnold until he moved to London with his family recently. He was murdered in Bickley Road, Leyton.
The 14-year-old attended Redhill Academy while he lived in London. His family said he was keen on bikes, football, and was set to join a boxing academy.
He moved to London around six months ago with his mum and sisters to be closer to his grandmother.
He attended Heathcote School and Science College in London.
He has been described by family as ‘a ray of sunshine’ with ‘a huge heart’ who would do ‘anything for anyone especially his family.’
He was also described as ‘a cheeky chap’ and that ‘everyone who met him fell in love with his charm.’
On Tuesday, at 6.30pm, police were called out to Bickley Road, Waltham Forest, Leyton to reports of a road traffic collision. It has been established by detectives that Jayden was riding a moped that had been involved in a crash with a car. It is believed that three men got out of the car and stabbed Jayden before returning to the vehicle and driving off.
Paramedics were at the scene, but despite their best efforts, Jayden died at 7.09pm.
The Metropolitan Police are treating the murder as a “targeted attack” - but no arrests have yet been made.
DCI Larry Smith from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Everything we have learned about this attack so far indicates it was targeted and intent on lethal force from the outset.
“We are doing everything we can to catch those who carried out this cowardly attack.”
The black Mercedes B Class, believed to have been driven by the suspects, was recovered in the Carlisle Road area of Leyton on Wednesday afternoon and remains in situ for forensic recovery.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Soole from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “We are treating the recovery of the car as a significant development in our enquiries, which are still very much in their early stages.”
Neighbourhood patrols have also been stepped up in the area.
The family have stressed on national television that Jayden had no affiliation with gangs.
Jayden Moodie’s cousin Leon Green appeared on television next to Jayden’s mother. He said: “It was very distressing that the majority of reports about Jayden mentioned London gangs.
“I would like to stress he had recently moved from Nottingham to London and had absolutely no affiliation with gangs.
“The focus needs to be on that he was brutally murdered in cold blood and deserves a fair chance at justice.
Police want anyone with information to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information.
Flowers left close to the spot where Jayden Moodie was stabbed to death in Leyton, London.