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Ricky Hayden moped theft murder: Two teenagers bailed

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Image caption Ricky Hayden worked as a doorman at Kosho bar in Romford

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murdering a celebrity bodyguard as he tried to stop thieves taking a moped from outside his home have been bailed.

Ricky Hayden, 27, was stabbed when he confronted four men in Chadwell Heath, east London, at 01:35 BST on Tuesday.

His father Paul Hayden, 54, was also injured in the attack.

The Metropolitan Police said a 19-year-old man had been bailed until later this month and a 16-year-old boy until mid-October.

Mr Hayden Jr was an employee of Havering Council's highways management team and also worked as a security guard at ITV and as a bodyguard to celebrities such as footballer Peter Crouch and his model wife Abbey Clancy.

He died in hospital after he and his father, who also worked for ITV, suffered knife wounds in the attack on Gibbfield Close.

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Image caption Ricky Hayden (left) worked as a security guard at the wedding of Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy in 2011
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Image caption Flowers were laid outside the family home in Chadwell Heath as news of Mr Hayden's death broke

Speaking after Mr Hayden's death was announced on Wednesday, Darren Gates described him as an "irreplaceable" friend who was "known, respected and loved by many people".

Andrew Blake-Herbert, chief executive of Havering Council, said: "Everyone at the council is devastated by the news of this horrendous, senseless crime. Ricky was a well-liked team member."

Laying flowers in tribute, Suzanne Hardy, who worked with Mr Hayden's mother at a primary school, said you "couldn't get a better family".

"It's absolutely heartbreaking," she said.

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