Police Arrests Teen Over Murder Of 15-Year-Old In Huddersfield

Police Arrests Teen Over Murder Of 15-Year-Old In Huddersfield

By James Simons-

West Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed outside a school in Huddersfield.

Officers received a third-party report at 2.54pm on Wednesday that a teenager had been seriously injured in an assault in Woodhouse Hill, Fartown.

The victim was treated at the scene and rushed to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency surgery where he was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital, the force said.

A 16-year-old was arrested at an address in the town shortly before 05:00 BST on Thursday and  remains in custody and inquiries are ongoing.

Officers were called to the scene, on Woodhouse Hill, in the Fartown area, at about 14:55 BST on Wednesday. The teenager was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he died a short time later.

Andrew Fell, head teacher at North Huddersfield Trust School, confirmed the 15-year-old was a pupil there.

The teenager was attacked on Wednesday afternoon, close to the entrance to North Huddersfield Trust School. The 16-year-old was arrested at an address in the town shortly before 05:00 BST on Thursday, West Yorkshire Police said.

Officers were called to the scene, on Woodhouse Hill, in the Fartown area, at about 14:55 BST on Wednesday.Police scene after boy, 15, stabbed to death in Huddersfield

police cordon off scene of murder in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

The teenager was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he died a short time later.

Andrew Fell, head teacher at North Huddersfield Trust School, confirmed the 15-year-old was a pupil there.

The attack happened close to the entrance of North Huddersfield trust school, a mixed secondary school, with a police cordon subsequently put in place.

Detectives from the West Yorkshire police homicide and major enquiry team are leading the investigation into the murder of the boy, whose identity has not been disclosed. No arrests have been made.

Senior investigating officer DS Marc Bowes said it has identified a number of witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who has any information.

“Our investigation is still at a very early stage, and we will be carrying out extensive inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident that has resulted in the absolutely senseless loss of a young life.

“We recognise that an incident of this nature will cause understandable shock and concern in the community, and we are working closely alongside our colleagues at Kirklees district who are increasing their presence in the area to reassure people and keep them updated as our investigation progresses.

“We have already identified a number of witnesses to the incident itself but would still like to hear from anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation.”

 

 

 

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