Teenage girl dies after stabbing in Harold Hill park

Police at the scene in Harold Hill where a 17-year-old girl was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: L

Police at the scene in Harold Hill where a 17-year-old girl was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: Liam Coleman - Credit: Archant

A teenage girl has died after she was stabbed in a park in Harold Hill.

Police at the scene in Harold Hill where a 17-year-old girl was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: L

Police at the scene in Harold Hill where a 17-year-old girl was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: Liam Coleman - Credit: Archant

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service around 9.25pm last night (Friday, March 1) to reports of a stabbing in a park close to St Neot’s Road in Harold Hill.

Officers attended and found a girl, believed to be 17, suffering from a stab injury.

She was pronounced dead at 10.26pm while en route to an east London hospital.

Police at the scene in Harold Hill where a 17-year-old girl was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: L

Police at the scene in Harold Hill where a 17-year-old girl was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: Liam Coleman - Credit: Archant

Her next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course and police await formal identification.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command has been informed.

Police at the scene in Harold Hill where a 17-year-old girl was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: L

Police at the scene in Harold Hill where a 17-year-old girl was fatally stabbed last night. Photo: Liam Coleman - Credit: Archant

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan took to Twitter on Saturday morning to express his dismay at the news.

He said: “Devastated by the fatal stabbing of a 17 year-old girl in Havering. My thoughts are with her loved ones.

“It fills me with anger that violent criminals are targeting young Londoners with their whole lives before them. I encourage anyone with information to contact the police.”

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At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via 101 quoting reference 7828/1Mar. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.