NewsThe 15-year-old girl rejected his advances. Her ex-boyfriend killed her with a machete

The 15‑year-old girl rejected his advances. Her ex‑boyfriend killed her with a machete

London, a 15-year-old girl killed on her way to school
London, a 15-year-old girl killed on her way to school
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8:22 AM EDT, September 28, 2023, updated: 9:15 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

Tragedy in South London. After a 15-year-old girl didn't accept a bouquet from her ex-boyfriend, the teenager attacked her with a knife in the middle of the street. The girl died on the spot, she was on her way to school.

Horrible scenes unfolded in Croydon, south London, on September 27 after 8:30 local time. That morning, a group of students from the elite institution Old Palace of John Whitgif were on their way to school. Among them was 15-year-old Eliyanna - they all were riding a double-decker bus. They were supposed to be in school by 8:45, they were only a few steps away from the building from the stop.

The murder of a 15-year-old girl in front of a crowd

From the testimony of witnesses, it appears that at a certain point an argument broke out between a pair of teenagers. It was established that the 17-year-old tried to present his ex-girlfriend with a bouquet of flowers and a love letter, but she rejected his advances. Apparently, she was planning to give him back his things and cut off contact. Suddenly, after getting off the bus, the 17-year-old attacked the 15-year-old girl with a long, serrated knife - resembling a machete.

The bus driver and passengers desperately tried to save a young girl. Unfortunately, the victim died at the scene. The perpetrator fled, leaving behind flowers and a love note. The police caught him 75 minutes later.

- It is impossible to understand the senseless murder of a 15-year-old girl who was on her way to school - said Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Mark Rowley, in a conversation with reporters present at the scene of the crime.

This is already the 15th teenage murder in London this year. According to police data, between August 2022 and 2023, more knife crimes were recorded in Croydon than in any other district (as many as 211). The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, expressed deep sorrow and promised to continue the fight against crime.

Source: Daily Mail, BBC

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