Detective Inspector Perry Benton speaks on investigation into Jodie Chesney's murder

Speaking outside the Old Bailey following the sentencing hearing, surrounded by members of Jodie’s family, Detective Inspector Perry Benton described the investigation as “one of the hardest” he had ever dealt with.

D.I Perry Benton expressed hope the sentences of Svenson Ong-a-Kwie and Arron Isaacs “will be a deterrent” to those who carry knives.

Two teenagers have been locked up for life for the “callous” murder of Girl Scout Jodie Chesney. Drug dealer Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and his 17-year-old runner Arron Isaacs were involved in a “tit-for-tat vendetta” with rivals when they killed Jodie by mistake, the Old Bailey heard.