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Jaden Moodie Foundation to launch in memory of murdered teen

PICTURED: Jaden Moodie

THE FAMILY of murdered teenager Jaden Moodie are raising funds to launch a foundation in his memory.

Jaden was killed on Bickley Road, Leyton on January 8. Detectives established he was riding a moped that had been involved in a collision with a car.

It is believed that a number of males got out of the car and then stabbed Jaden before returning to the vehicle and driving off.

The Jaden Moodie Foundation will aim to keep the 14-year-old’s memory alive, reduce knife crime in Waltham Forest and help keep children off the streets.

Leon Green, 35, Jaden’s cousin, told The East London and West Essex Guardian: "We want children to start enjoying themselves again by introducing positive after school clubs and schools that can reintroduce that fun element through sports activities and hopefully use that to prevent knife crimes.

"We have chosen to focus on sport because of Jaden's love of boxing and also my own love of sport, especially football.”

According to the local paper, the foundation is awaiting its charity number certification.

A Just Giving fundraising page has been set up to raise £50,000 for the establishment of the foundation.

The family hope the foundation will be able to provide free after-school activities to young people and assistance to parents.

“Our aim is to support children and young adults who have been socially excluded due to education or their environment.

“The Jaden Moodie foundation is raising funds to set up a range of opportunities and activities to help children off the streets,” a statement on the fundraising page reads.

Murder investigation

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Jaden’s murder, the police announced today.

The man has been taken to an east London police station where he remains for questioning.

Detectives from the homicide and major crime command continue to investigate Jaden's murder and appeal for anyone with information who has yet to come forward, to call the police.

Ayoub Majdouline, an 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with the murder of Jaden in January. His trial will begin at the Old Bailey on Monday, July 8.

Anyone with information about Jaden’s murder is asked to contact incident room on 020 8345 3734 or Tweet information to @MetCC.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org or www.fearless.org.

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