The friends of Jodie Chesney have been paying tribute to her at the East London park where she was stabbed to death in a seemingly unprovoked attack.
In Manchester police have identified the 17-year-old boy who died last night as Yousef Ghaleb Mackey, a pupil at a leading public school. New figures obtained by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme reveal the scale of the kife crime problem in England and Wales.
They show that there has been a 93 per cent rise in the number of children aged 16 and under being treated for assault by a knife or other sharp objects in the last five years.
Minnie Stephenson has the latest.