Rider was tar­geted

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NATIONAL -

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy rid­ing a moped who was mown down by a car and then stabbed mul­ti­ple times died in a tar­geted at­tack, po­lice have said.

The teenager was mur­dered in an area no­to­ri­ous for drug deal­ing and blighted by so-called county lines gangs that are known to ex­ploit chil­dren.

Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Richard Tucker said the age of the vic­tim “beg­gars be­lief”. The boy was rammed off the moped by a black Mercedes on Tues­day in Bick­ley Road, Ley­ton, east Lon­don.

Flow­ers left at the scene in Ley­ton where a boy died

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