The car police believe was used by three men who rammed and then repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old boy has been found.
Jayden Moodie was murdered on Tuesday in an area of east London notorious for drug dealing and blighted by so-called county lines gangs that are known to exploit children.
Police said they believe the attack was “targeted and intent on lethal force from the outset”.
Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker told reporters he could not sleep for thinking about what had happened to such a young boy.
He said of the boy’s age: “I think that will strike a chord with so many people and so many parents across the UK.”
The victim of a murder in #Leyton #WalthamForest has been named as 14-yr-old Jayden Moodie. Detectives continue to investigate - any info pls call 02083453734. https://t.co/eijsXl0z0O pic.twitter.com/0pXXTCUNsb— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) January 9, 2019