Teenage girl stabbed to death in ‘shocking’ crime in east London

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News ID: 36146
Publish Date: 23:25 - 02 March 2019
TEHRAN, Mar 02 - 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.

Teenage girl stabbed to death in ‘shocking’ crime in east LondonTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -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.

London and other large cities in the UK recorded highest levels of homicide, including fatal stabbings, last year. Many blame government cuts to police budgets for the surge, saying an understaffed force with limited resources had become effectively unable to respond to all emergencies.

Reports on Thursday said government and local officials in UK’s second largest city of Birmingham were rolling out life saving kits in public places to help citizens cope with stabbing emergencies. The Home Office (interior ministry) said the kits, meant to control bleeding of victims until medics reach the scene, would be placed in crowded places in all cities across the UK if the pilot scheme in Birmingham succeeds.

Source: Press TV

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