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UPDATE:Man remanded overJodie Chesney Murder

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A man has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney in Harold Hill.

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 10.26pm.

Manuel Petrovic, 20, of Highfield Road, Romford, was arrested in Leicester on Tuesday, 6 March.

He has been charged with murder and remanded to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 9 March.

A male arrested in London on Friday, 8 March on suspicion of murder, remains in custody.

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

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

UPDATE:A man charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney in Harold Hill has appeared in court and been remanded in custody.

Manuel Petrovic, 20, of Highfield Road, Romford, was arrested in Leicester on Tuesday, 6 March.

He appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 9 March where he was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday, 11 March.