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Jaden Moodie: Boy, 14, stabbed to death ‘by rival gang’ and ‘didn’t stand a chance’, court told | UK News

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A child was targeted by a gang who used a car to knock him off his moped before he was stabbed nine times in a “frenzied” killing, a court has heard.

Jaden Moodie, 14, had allegedly been dealing drugs for a rival gang when he was set upon in London in January by three attackers armed with knives, the Old Bailey was told.

The boy bled to death in the road as the perpetrators ran back to a stolen Mercedes and sped off, the jury was told.

Ayoub Majdouline, 19, denies murder and possessing a knife.

He was allegedly one of five young men in a car who had driven around the area looking for someone to target.

Jaden Moodie was 14-years-old
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The teenager bled to death in a road

The vehicle drove straight towards Jaden’s moped, swerving onto the same side of the road so it struck him head on, the trial heard.

Three men got out of the vehicle and “repeatedly” stabbed Jaden in a “violent and frenzied attack”, as he lay “defenceless and seriously injured” on the ground, the court was told.

Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC said: “Fourteen seconds was all it took – Jaden did not stand a chance.”

He said the attackers had gone to “great lengths” to hide their faces and cover their hands.

Jurors were shown “harrowing” CCTV of the incident, as members of Jaden’s family gasped and wept in court.

The prosecutor said the footage demonstrated the killers had “no qualms about playing out their petty rivalries using the blade of a knife”.

The Mercedes was left in a cul-de-sac and the occupants “calmly walked away as if nothing happened”, jurors heard.

As the killers left they threw away a knife and a pair of yellow rubber gloves which was recovered from a drain the next day, the court heard.

Burnt clothes matching those of the killers were later found in a churchyard, the jury was told.

Majdouline, from London, disputes playing any part in the attack. The trial continues.

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