Stella Creasy made an emotional plea in Parliament following the murder of a 14-year-old boy.

She asked the leader of the house about additional policing resources at the House of Commons on Thursday after Jaden Moodie was fatally stabbed on Bickley Road, near Leyton.

She said: “Jaden Moodie was a 14-year-old little boy who was mown down by thugs in my constituency on Tuesday night and stabbed to death.

“He is the sixth child that my community has had to bury in the last 18 months.

She commented that the concerns regarding policing was shared by the MPs for Gedling, Wanstead and Leyton.

The MP referenced the number of tragedies involving children excluded from schools: “young people that are being written off.”

Her question in parliament asked for an update on the school exclusions review launched last year by the government.

The Walthamstow MP also wrote two letters addressed to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock and parliamentary under secretary of state for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, asking for mental health provisions for children excluded from schools.

Furthermore, the MP used Facebook Live to address the “anger, frustration and fear” expressed across the borough.