The family of London teenager Jayden Moodie say he was not linked to gangs and was « murdered in cold blood ».
Jayden Moodie, 14, was stabbed to death by attackers who knocked him off a moped in Bickley Road on Tuesday in what police believe was a targeted attack.
The teenager had moved from Nottingham to London with his mum six months ago for a « new start ».
No arrests have been made over Jayden’s death, the Met Police has said.
Speaking near to the scene where Jayden was stabbed to death, a family friend said in a statement that « no one deserves to die in that horrific way ».
He added: « It has been very distressing that the majority of reports had mentioned Jayden being part of London gangs.
« I would like to stress that Jayden had absolutely no affiliation with gangs.
« The focus needs to be on the fact that he was brutally murdered in cold blood and deserves a fair chance at justice
« If there are people in our streets who are capable of killing a 14-year-old child then no one is safe. »