A week after the horrific murder of a 14-year-old boy police continue to appeal to the public for help.

Jaden Moodie was hit by a black Mercedes B Class then fatally stabbed shortly before 6:30pm in Bickley Road, Leyton on January 8.

Paramedics declared Jaden dead at around 7.09pm in what detectives are describing as a targeted attack on the teenager.

The black Mercedes was found in the Carlisle Road area the following day and removed by a forensic team.

An anniversary appeal will be held by police this evening in the Bickley Road and Carlisle Road areas.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Soole, from the Met’s homicide and major crime command, said: "My team and I will be returning to Bickley Road this evening and we would urge anyone with information, no matter how trivial it may seem, to come and speak to us.

“We will also be in Carlisle Road, where the Mercedes was found, to speak to people who may have seen a suspicious black vehicle in the area on the evening of January 8 into the morning of January 9.

“Jaden's family are being fully supported and kept updated by our team. This is a truly heart-breaking time for them and we are doing everything we can to find out who was responsible for Jaden's death. I would also like to take this opportunity to ask the media to respect Jaden’s family’s privacy at this extremely difficult time.

“We have a number of enquiries we are pursuing, however, we cannot solve this alone - we need the public to help us.

“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.

“I would urge anyone with any information about this crime to contact us without delay. I understand that some people may have reservations about contacting the police, but please be assured that any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“If you aren’t comfortable speaking to us, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously. They never ask your name or trace your call.

“If there are any young people who either have information about this incident or other incidents of violence or knife crime, they can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity and is also independent of the police.

“If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want to assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk.”

Anyone with information 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.