17-year-old Jodie Chesney sat on a bench in a public park in Havering, east of London on Friday evening when she was stabbed in the back for no apparent reason. The blade broke off and was left in her back. She died one hour later.
It is another brutal killing for London which is set to become the crime capital of Europe this year if this level of violence continues. Meanwhile London Mayor Mr Sadiq Khan is under more and more pressure to step up and do something.
A witness declared to the BBC afterwards: “She was just 17 and just starting her life. How could anyone do that to a woman? It is disgusting. It is happening a lot in London lately. It is becoming a normal thing and that is terrifying.”
The girl was visiting the park with her boyfriend and was stabbed for no apparent reason.
A neighbor, Ms Teresa Farenden declared: “the knife blade was still in her, but I didn’t see it because it was dark. I didn’t realise at the time, but then all I kept thinking once the police told me was ‘have I put the knife in further by giving her compressions?’”