Day: March 3, 2019

East London Fatal Stabbing Victim Named

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenage girl in Romford, have named the victim as 17-year-old Jodie Chesney.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 21:25hrs on Friday, 1 March, to reports of a stabbing in a park close to St Neot’s Road in Harold Hill. Officers attended and found Jodie suffering from a stab injury. She was pronounced dead at 22:26hrs.

Her next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination on Sunday, 3 March, at East Ham mortuary gave cause of death as trauma and haemorrhage.

A murder investigation has been launched by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC).

Initial enquiries have established that Jodie was with a group of five other teenagers playing music and socialising in the park on Friday evening.

Jodie’s group were aware of two males in the park who left at around 2100hrs without interacting with Jodie or her friends. Around 30 minutes later the pair returned to the park and walked straight towards the group, where one of the males stabbed Jodie once in the back.

Nothing was said by the two suspects, who ran off in the direction of Retford Road.

The suspect who attacked Jodie is described as a black male aged in his late teens. There is no further description of him at this stage, nor is there any description of the other male.

Detectives are urging witnesses or anyone with information to contact police.

Man Arrested In connection With Two Separate Stabbings In London In Just One Day

A man has been arrested in connection with two linked stabbing on Sunday, 3 March.

Police were called just after 0600hrs on Sunday, 3 March, to a seriously injured man in Romilly Street, W1.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found the 37-year-old man suffering stab injuries. He was taken to hospital where his condition is being treated as life-threatening.

An immediate investigation was launched by detectives from Central West CID.

A woman, aged in her 40s [A] was arrested near to the scene. She has been taken to a central London police station where she remains in custody.

A crime scene was put in place, forensic work commenced and enquiries undertaken to identify any relevant witnesses or CCTV.

Later that morning, at 11:36hrs, police in Camden were called to a teenager stabbed in University Street, WC1.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. The 16-year-old victim was taken to hospital, where his injuries have also been assessed as life-threatening.

A man, aged in his 30s [B] was arrested near to the scene in connection with the Camden stabbing. He was further arrested a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder in Romilly Street, W1. The arrested man has been taken to hospital having told officers that he had swallowed a quantity of drugs. We await an assessment of his condition.

Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of both incidents.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police should call detectives via 101 quoting reference 1783/mar03. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

At this stage, nobody else is sought in connection with either of these incidents.