A £10,000 reward is on offer to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of a teenager wanted in a murder case.

Police are offering the reward to anyone who can help trace 16-year-old Aaron Alexander Tavares-Gaite, who is a suspect in the case of the murder of Munashe Charles Kutyuaripo in Woodford Green on January 9.

Mr Kutyauripo, 16, was stabbed outside Ashton Playing Fields, off Chigwell Road in Woodford Green after a confrontation with four other teenage boys.

He had been to a 16th party birthday at the social club, before he was seen leaving at around 9.35pm with another teenage boy, who police believed to be Mr Tavares-Gaiete.

Following the confrontation, Mr Kutyauripo was rushed to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Detective chief inspector Mark Lawson, of the homicide and major crime command, said: “As part of our efforts to trace Aaron there is now a reward of £10,000 for any information that leads to his arrest.

"If you are worried about contacting the police, we can offer you support, reassurance and confidentiality.”

Mr Tavares-Gaiete is black, 5ft 10ins tall, slim, and with facial hair.

When last seen in Snakes Lane East, in Woodford Green, he was wearing a dark hooded jacket with a yellow motif on the left sleeve, dark coloured trousers and trainers. He was also carrying a distinctive black 'man bag' with a white Nike logo.

Mr Kutyauripo’s 21-year-old brother, Dennis, said: “Imagine being in this situation, where something terrible has happened to you and you don't know the reasons behind it.

“Charlie was younger than I am, but in my whole life I have not met anyone who understood me like he did.

“The situation breaks you every time and we really cannot move forward at the moment."

Four people have been arrested over the murder.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Investigation Team on 020 8358 0200, the police non-emergency line on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.