A 17-year-old girl was killed in a park in east London

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No arrests have been made and The Metropolitan Police has begun a murder investigation. Friday’s stab victim is the first teenage girl to die in a homicide in the capital this year, from the 18 persons killed. A witness said she heard cries of “help me” and a “disturbing” scream at the same time the attack is believed to have taken place. Last year, two 17-year-old girls and one 18-year-old woman were murdered in London.

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Councillor Paul McGeary, who represents the Gooshays ward where the killing happened, arrived with fellow councillor Tele Lawal to lay flowers at the scene. “It is very shocking for the whole community. I think people will be talking to each other and hopefully providing support to the relatives of the unfortunate person who died,” Mr McGeary said. London mayor Sadiq Khan also took to Twitter to say he was “devastated” by the stabbing. “There are people who know who’s responsible, and my message to them is to please contact the police. It’s really important that justice is done,” he asked. They can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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