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Teen arrested over murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Jayden Moodie was 14-years-old © PA Jayden Moodie was 14-years-old

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Jaden Moodie who was stabbed after being knocked off a moped in east London.

Police believe the 14-year-old boy was the victim of a targeted attack in Leyton.

Detectives think there were five males in a black car that hit Jaden in Bickley Road on the evening of 8 January.

Three of them then got out and stabbed Jaden before returning to the vehicle and driving off.

The Mercedes B class was found in the Carlisle Road area the next day.

Police said the teen suspect was detained at an address in Wembley and has been taken to a central London police station for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Soole, who is leading the investigation, said: "Although one man has been arrested in connection with this murder, we remain fully focused on locating and arresting others connected to this deadly attack.

The boy's helmet was thrown several metres © PA The boy's helmet was thrown several metres

"Our efforts to bring them to justice continues; a number of active enquires are in hand.

"I would urge anyone with any information about this crime to contact us without delay."

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He added: "Due to the location and time of the attack we know there are a number of people out there who either witnessed the incident or who have information about this heinous crime and we would like to hear from them.

"I firmly believe that someone out there knows the people who are responsible for Jaden's murder."

Police officers seal off Bickley Road in Waltham Forest where a 14-year-old boy died after being stabbed last night on January 9, 2019 in London, England. Jayden Moodie, 14, was knocked off his moped in Bickley Road, Waltham Forest, E10 on the night of January 8th 2019. He was then stabbed seven times and died of his wounds. The police are hunting three male attackers and a black mercedes with frontal damage. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images) © Getty Police officers seal off Bickley Road in Waltham Forest where a 14-year-old boy died after being stabbed last night on January 9, 2019 in London, England. Jayden Moodie, 14, was knocked off his moped in Bickley Road, Waltham Forest, E10 on the night of January 8th 2019. He was then stabbed seven times and died of his wounds. The police are hunting three male attackers and a black mercedes with frontal damage. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)

He went on: "The Mercedes recovered was found in Carlisle Road. Did you see suspicious black vehicle in the area on the evening of Tuesday, 8 January into the morning of Wednesday, 9 January? We need to hear from you if you did."

He said Jaden's family were being fully supported and kept up to date with the investigation and added: "This is a truly heartbreaking time for them and we are doing everything we can to find out who was responsible for Jaden's death."

Jaden had recently been excluded from school and was riding a stolen moped when he was attacked in an area notorious for gang rivalry and drug dealing.

:: 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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