Detectives continue to appeal for information following fatal stabbing of Jodie Chesney in Romford

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Detectives continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old girl in Romford and are asking anyone with information about what took place to contact police.

Although formal identification awaits, police are confident the deceased is 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 the teenager suffering from a stab injury. She was pronounced dead at 22:26hrs.

Her next of kin have been informed but officers await formal identification. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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

At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information should call the HMCC Incident Room on 020 8345 3775, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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