14-year-old boy dies on the side of the road after being attacked by unknown men armed with knives
A 14-year-old boy has died after he was stabbed in the back seven times on Tuesday night in a London neighborhood.
Jayden Moodie lost his life after a car reportedly crashed into his moped by the road in Waltham Forest, North East London. Witnesses said some men came out of the vehicle, stabbed him multiple times, and left him to die from his wounds.
A worker at a nearby gym told The Sun Online that cops were there “in seconds” after the 6.30pm attack, but paramedics were unable to save the boy’s life.
“The kid was riding down the street on a moped, and this car came the other way. It smashed into him, and he went flying,” the worker narrated, adding:
“His head hit the floor. He was wearing a helmet but it ended up 10ft away. He was out cold, not moving. Three guys got out the car and just started stabbing him in the back. It was horrific.”
The teenager’s death makes him the youngest victim to die on London's streets in the past year, according to BBC and the police have confirmed that the killing was gang-related.
Our officers are dealing with a fatal stabbing on Bickley Road E10. A crime scene is in place and the road will remain closed. Updates will follow in due course. https://t.co/XToiY0XJHP— Waltham Forest MPS | North East BCU (@MPSWForest) January 8, 2019
Moodie, who moved to London from Nottingham six months ago with his mother, lived close to Waltham Forest in an area known to witness incessant gang clashes.
The tragic incident also marks London’s fifth killing so far this year. At least two of those other murders are also stabbing-related.
Moodie’s devastated godmother, Zoe Grant, is now crying out and asking that something is done to stop the unchecked violence.
"The violence is out of hand, it's not right,” Grant said. "There needs to be more policing on the streets and more things for the youngsters to be doing."
She added in tribute to her late godson:
"He was a beautiful boy, so intelligent and had everything to live for. He went to London and then this happens, it's just so unfair. He was very dearly loved by everybody."
Friends, neighbors, and colleagues, have also described Moodie as a “good child” and a “humble and calm” kid who wasn’t involved with gangs.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, tweeted about the unfortunate incident, saying:
"I’m greatly saddened by news of the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old in Waltham Forest, and my thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Khan also urged anyone with information that can help to come forward and contact relevant authorities.
The U.S has also witnessed several stabbing incidents in the past year. In September, a daycare worker went on a stabbing spree, severely injuring three babies, one co-worker, and a parent in the process.
Last month also, 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith was stabbed in Baltimore after giving money to who she thought was a homeless woman.
ⓘ NEWS.AMOMAMA.COM does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. NEWS.AMOMAMA.COM speaks out against the above mentioned and advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.