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Jodie Chesney was the fifth teenager to be stabbed to death in London this year
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in a park in east London.Jodie Chesney was attacked while playing music in a park with friends in Harold Hill on Friday.A Met Police spokesman said the man had been arrested in Leicester and remains in custody.Officers previously said two men walked up to the group and one knifed Jodie once in the back.She was pronounced dead just over an hour after police were called to the park at 21:25 GMT.
People have been laying flowers near the entrance to the park
Jodie was the fifth teenager to be stabbed to death in the capital so far this year.Former classmates described her as a "bundle of joy and such a good person" and "so beautiful - inside and out".One said: "She was kind, wouldn't hurt anyone and would do anything to make anyone happy."
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