A teenage girl has been stabbed to death in a park in East London, England, in what the local community calls a first of its kind and a shocking incident.
Police said on Saturday that the unidentified girl, who was 17, had been killed at the scene of a knife attack in Harold Hill late night on Friday.
The death, a first for teenage girl in London in 2019, took the toll from homicides in the British capital to 18 this year.
Local people said the park where the girl had been killed was a very calm place where the youth used to hang out.
”It is very shocking for the whole community. I think people will be talking to each other,” said a local council official.
“The scream was very disturbing to hear. Then I heard someone shouting out: ‘Help me, help me,’” said a woman living nearby.
London mayor Sadiq Khan, himself father of a 17-year-old girl, said in a tweet that the death was devastating amid efforts to tackle knife crime and violence in the city.