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Girl Scout was stabbed to death after getting caught up in drug war

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Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death in a park in east London (Picture: PA)
Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death in a park in east London (Picture: PA)

A girl scout was stabbed to death in a ‘terrible and cowardly’ assault after getting caught up in a turf war over medication, a court docket has heard.

Jodie Chesney, 17, was with associates in a park, in Harold Hill, east London, enjoying music and smoking hashish, when she was stabbed in the again on March 1.

The Old Bailey heard that Jodie was a ‘beautiful, well liked, fun’ younger lady who had nothing to do with drug dealing and was unlikely to have been the meant goal.

On the night time of the stabbing, Jodie’s boyfriend instructed the court docket that he observed two figures popping out of the darkness noiselessly in the direction of them.

He noticed the taller of the pair swing his proper arm at Jodie’s again.

Jodie screamed in ache, and the 2 figures ran off into the darkness, jurors have been instructed.

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She started bleeding closely from her again following the stabbing, as an area resident who had heard her screams rushed to her assist.

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FILE PICTURE - Artists impression of Svenson Ong-a-kwie. March 18, 2019. See NATIONAL story NNjodie. The trial of two men and two boys accused of murdering 17-year-old Jodie Chesney is into its second day. On March 1, the teen was fatally stabbed while socialising with friends at Amy?s Park in Harold Hill near to a children?s play area. Despite the best efforts of emergency services called to the scene, Jodie was pronounced dead and a murder investigation was launched. Four people have now been accused of her murder, all of whom deny the charges
Artists impression of Svenson Ong-a-kwie (Picture: Julia Quenzler / SWNS)
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FILE PICTURE - Police at the scene in Harold Hill, Romford where Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death, March 3 2019. See NATIONAL story NNjodie. The trial of two men and two boys accused of murdering 17-year-old Jodie Chesney is into its second day. On March 1, the teen was fatally stabbed while socialising with friends at Amy?s Park in Harold Hill near to a children?s play area. Despite the best efforts of emergency services called to the scene, Jodie was pronounced dead and a murder investigation was launched. Four people have now been accused of her murder, all of whom deny the charges.
Police on the scene in Harold Hill, Romford the place Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death (Picture: SWNS)

By the time an ambulance arrived, she confirmed no indicators of life and was pronounced useless en route to hospital on the forecourt of a petroleum station.

Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC, instructed jurors that none of Jodie’s associates had any concept who was answerable for the ‘terrible and cowardly’ assault.

Detectives have been solely in a position to observe down the suspects after a nationwide publicity marketing campaign led to a witness reporting two males getting right into a parked black Vauxhall Corsa.

Jurors have been instructed that if it wasn’t for the ‘chance sighting’, Jodie’s homicide might have gone unsolved.

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FILE PICTURE -Artists impression of Manuel Petrovic appearing at the Old Bailey, London. March 11, 2019. See NATIONAL story NNjodie. The trial of two men and two boys accused of murdering 17-year-old Jodie Chesney is into its second day. On March 1, the teen was fatally stabbed while socialising with friends at Amy?s Park in Harold Hill near to a children?s play area. Despite the best efforts of emergency services called to the scene, Jodie was pronounced dead and a murder investigation was launched. Four people have now been accused of her murder, all of whom deny the charges
Manuel Petrovic admitted driving to Harold Hill with a buddy and two others who had gone into the park to accumulate cash and medicines (Picture: Julia Quenzler / SWNS)

Officers discovered an deserted black Corsa two miles away from the scene, which was registered to the defendant Manuel Petrovic.

Following his arrest, Petrovic admitted driving to Harold Hill with a buddy and two others who had gone into the park to accumulate cash and medicines.

He denied understanding the pair have been armed beforehand, the court docket heard.

Detectives have been in a position to determine Petrovic’s buddy and the 2 others by means of CCTV footage and cell phone information.

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Lucy Chesney, the sister of Jodie Chesney, arrives at the Old Bailey (Picture: Central News)
Lucy Chesney, the sister of Jodie Chesney, arrives on the Old Bailey (Picture: Central News)

Petrovic, 20, Svenson Ong-a-kwie, 19, and two youths, aged 16 and 17, from Barking and Romford, have been subsequently charged with Jodie’s homicide.

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Mr Aylett instructed jurors: ‘The drug-dealing world is one in every of turf wars, rivalries and pathetic claims for “respect”.

‘And when drug dealers fall out, they do not take their problems to the police. Instead, they take matters into their own hands, prepared to use serious violence in order to prove whatever point it is that they wish to make.’

The defendants, all allegedly concerned in drug dealing, deny homicide.

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