Man charged with murder of Jaden Moodie, 14, in east London

19 January 2019, 12:33 | Updated: 20 January 2019, 07:15

A man has been charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie in east London.

Jaden was stabbed after being knocked off a moped in what police have described as a targeted attack on 8 January.

Detectives investigating the killing said Ayoub Majdouline, 18, of no fixed address but from the Wembley area, has been charged with murder.

He will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday, the Metropolitan Police said.

Detectives think there were five males in a black car that hit Jaden in Bickley Road, Leyton.

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

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

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Soole, who is leading the investigation, said: "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."

He continued: "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 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.