PUBLISHED: 16:19 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:43 29 March 2019 Liam Coleman Family, friends and local Scout groups at the funeral of Jodie Chesney (inset) at the Ascension Church. Photos: Met Police/Ken Mears Archant Scouts led a guard of honour as the community bid a final goodbye to Jodie Chesney at her funeral this afternoon. Family, friends and local Scout groups at the funeral of Jodie Chesney at the Ascension Church. Photo: Ken MearsThe 17-year-old was stabbed to death in Amy’s Park in Harold Hill on Friday, March 1, and in the month since her death tributes have poured in from across the world, with purple ribbons not just covering the borough, but being put up as far away as Australia and America.Jodie was a girl scout, and her troop from Dagenham – Columbus-Bellahoj – were wearing purple neckerchiefs and stood at attention as the congregation entered the church and her coffin was carried in this afternoon (Friday, March 29).The service at Ascension Church in Baxter Road, Newham, was lead by Jodie’s uncle, Rev Dave Chesney, who paid tribute to his niece.Family, friends and local Scout groups at the funeral of Jodie Chesney at the Ascension Church. Photo: Ken… Read full this story
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