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Rival London gangs are promising teenagers £26,000-a-year to lure in young 'soldiers' to sell drugs across the capital, MailOnline can reveal today.
The latest victim of these bloody turf wars appears to be teenager Jayden Moodie, 14, who was knocked off his moped and knifed seven times in the back in Waltham Forest on Tuesday.
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Jayden was described as a 'kind' and 'sweet' boy who dreamed of being a boxer and emulating his hero Anthony Joshua, who had posed in a recent picture with him.
But schoolboy Jayden had recently been photographed clutching bundles of £20 and £50 notes, making 'gang signs' on his moped and calling himself a ‘trapper boy’ - street slang for a drug courier. In a heartfelt tribute to him this afternoon his family insisted he had 'no affiliation with any gang' and been 'brutally murdered in cold blood'.
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Police are still investigating if the 14-year-old, who had talked to friends about dying young, was assassinated as part of a bitter drugs turf war in Leyton, north-east London.
The London borough Waltham Forest where he died is notorious for gang-related violence and the rival Beaumont Crew [BC] and the Oliver Close Gang [OCG] gangs have fought to control drugs and prostitution rings in the area for almost 20 years.
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A recent study of the OC's business model revealed the gang's bosses earn around £130,000 annually from drugs alone and their teenage dealers, known on the street as 'shotters', can make £500 a week profit - £26,000-a-year - if they can secure 150 regular customers.
Young men are recruited by their postcode and are assigned to the BC is they live on the Beaumont Estate in Leyton or if the OC gang if they live a mile away around the Oliver Close Estate, which was demolished in 2002.
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