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Jayden Moody, 14, who was stabbed to death after being knocked off moped

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A 14-year-old boy who was stabbed to death after a car crashed into his moped has been named as Jayden Moody.

The child was killed in Leyton, in northeast London, on Tuesday night in what police have described as a targeted attack.

Police said a car crashed into the teenager’s moped, then three males got out of the car and stabbed him before getting back in the vehicle and driving off.

Officers found Jayden with fatal injuries after being called to a road traffic collision in Bickley Road, Leyton, Waltham Forest, shortly before 6.30pm.

Paramedics tried to save the boy but he was declared dead at 7.09pm. His next of kin have been informed.

The force is looking for a black Mercedes B Class car with “extensive front damage”.

“Everything that we have learned about this attack so far indicates it was targeted and intent on lethal force from the outset,” Detective Chief Inspector Larry Smith said.

“We are doing everything we can to catch those who carried out this cowardly attack and bring them to justice.”

Anthony Anderson, a mechanic who works near Bickley Road, said he would often give “fatherly advice” to Jayden.

He said the boy often dropped in to his garage to get his bike fixed, and described him as a “very nice guy” who had a mature attitude and seemed older than 14.

“He’s somebody I really spoke to a lot, tried to get him off the street, tried to just get him to go to school,” he said. “It really, really hit me when I heard last night.”

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