A 14-year-old boy was murdered by a “yellow-gloved attacker” who was part of a gang that set out to murder a rival, a court heard.
Jaden Moodie was repeatedly stabbed in a “violent and frenzied” attack carried out by three men on 8 January.
After Jaden’s death, yellow “washing up gloves” with traces of his DNA as well as that of the accused, Ayoub Majdouline, were found in a drain.
The 19-year-old denies murder and is on trial at the Old Bailey.
Jurors previously heard that Jaden was driving on a moped when he was “struck head on” by a Mercedes car which was later found abandoned and burnt out.
His crash helmet came off when he was hit and he was then stabbed by five men who had armed themselves with knives, prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC said.
In addition to the yellow gloves, jurors heard a knife showing traces of Jaden’s blood on the blade and Mr Majdouline’s DNA on the handle was found in the drain.
Mr Glasgow said: “After Jaden Moodie’s killers left the car, they threw away a blood-stained knife and pair of gloves, both of which are linked to this defendant.
“The clothing and footwear that they had worn during the attack was also removed and burned in the churchyard and amongst that pile of debris was clothing and trainers that is linked to this defendant.
“Whether those connections are because this defendant was one of Jaden Moodie’s killers or whether there might be an innocent explanation will be for you to decide once you have heard all the evidence in the case.”
Mr Majdouline was arrested on 19 January and said no comment in his police interviews, Mr Glasgow said.
Defence barrister James Scobie QC said there was “no dispute that Jaden was a defenceless victim”.
He added: “However the defence case is that Ayoub Majdouline was not in the Mercedes that night.”
The trial continues.
A murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of a woman’s body in south-east London.
Police were called to an address on McMillan Street in Deptford on Monday morning after concerns were raised about the welfare of a resident.
The body of Zoe Orton, 46, was found by officers.
A post-mortem examination which was held on Tuesday found the cause of Ms Orton’s death was “neck compression”, according to police.
Her next-of-kin have been informed.
No arrests have been made as yet and police are appealing for witnesses.
A man stabbed to death at a London Underground station was a football fan on his way to a match, the BBC has been told.
The Arsenal supporter was killed in an “unprovoked attack” on the platform at Hillingdon station on Tuesday.
He had been on his way to the Emirates Stadium to see the Gunners face Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carabao Cup, a source said.
It is the third murder investigation on the Tube network this year.
No arrests have been made over the attack, which Det Supt Gary Richardson described as “a shocking act of violence”.
He said the British Transport Police (BTP) investigation was in its “early stages”.
“We believe a group of young men were involved in an altercation on the platform before one of the men received a fatal stab wound,” he said.
Police were called to the station in west London shortly before 16:00 BST and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Danielle Foster, who was driving past Hillingdon station at the time of the stabbing, said upon “hearing so many sirens, I knew something terrible had happened”.
“Lots of people were being turned away from the station as it had been closed,” she said, adding: “Then the police helicopter began circling the scene.”
Hillingdon station was closed by Transport for London (TfL) while police searched the area.
The station has since reopened.
So far in 2019 more than 110 murder investigations have been launched across London by the Metropolitan Police and BTP.
A man was stabbed to death in a south-west London street by the person he had been walking with, police have said.
Tesfa Campbell, 40, was found by police responding to reports of a fight on Latchmere Road in Battersea on Wednesday. He died in hospital.
Det Ch Insp Simon Harding, from The Met, said it is believed Mr Campbell was walking on Burns Road with another man who stabbed him and fled on foot.
No arrests have been made in connection with his death.
Police found Mr Campbell injured at about 14:45 BST and have appealed for witnesses who were in the area at the time, “particularly” around the nearby Latchmere Leisure Centre.
Det Ch Insp Harding said: “This stabbing happened in broad daylight and we believe there are people out there who can help us establish the facts of the incident.”
A post-mortem examination of Mr Campbell, who was from Croydon, will happen in due course.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 28-year-old who was stabbed in east London.
The victim, 28, was found with multiple stab wounds at the junction of Ron Leighton Way and Wakefield Street in East Ham, Newham on Saturday night.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin have been notified.
Scotland Yard said a 23-year-old man was arrested after he handed himself into police. He remains in custody at an east London police station.