Man, 18, is third person to be charged with murder of Jodie Chesney, 17

An 18-year-old man is the third person to have been charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney, who died after a knife was plunged seven inches into her back while she was at a London park with friends.

Svenson Ong-a-kwie, 18, was arrested on 10 March on suspicion of murder and is set to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Thursday 14 March. 

Two other males have previously been charged with Jodie’s murder, including Manuel Petrovic who was arrested in Leicester and later charged with the murder before appearing at the Old Bailey on March 11.

Jodie Chesney was murdered in London while at a park with her friends

Jodie Chesney was murdered in London while at a park with her friends

Jodie Chesney was murdered in London while at a park with her friends 

On 8 March, a 16-year-old male from Romford was arrested in London. He was charged with murder and remanded to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on 11 March and subsequently at the Old Bailey on 12 March. 

Three other people including a 50-year-old man,  a 38-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy – who were also arrested on 10 March on suspicion of assisting an offender – have been released under investigation. 

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. 

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