A 14-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in the London Borough of Waltham Forest in what police believe was a targeted attack.
The attackers knocked the young teenager off his moped before being stabbed in Bickley Road, Leyton, in Waltham Forest, at around 18:30 GMT on Monday.
The boy died at the scene of the incident and no arrests have currently been made and a police cordon remains in place.
There are now reports coming out that the young man may have been involved in the drug trade himself using the moped to courier drugs around the area.
The young teenager believed to be the youngest victim to die on London’s streets in the last year.
“Everything that 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 and bring them to justice.”
Det Ch Insp Larry Smith, of the Metropolitan Police
The victim has now been named as Jayden Moodie who lived in the area alone with his mother. Those that new him said he was a good young lad and that he had been led astray by ruthless individuals.