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.
The stabbing took place in Woodhouse Hill close to North Huddersfield Trust School in Fartown at about 3pm.
The victim, who was in a critical condition, was treated at the scene and taken to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency surgery. The teenager was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital, the force said.
The attack happened close to the entrance of North Huddersfield trust school, a mixed secondary school, with a police cordon subsequently put in place.
Witnesses say a pupil was ‘pinned to the floor and stabbed repeatedly’. the examiner reported.
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.”
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the death of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed in an incident in Huddersfield yesterday.
The youth was arrested at an address in Huddersfield shortly before 5am this morning in connection with the incident in Woodhouse Hill, Fartown, yesterday afternoon.
He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing led by detectives from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.
A Huddersfield school has issued a statement after one of their students tragically died after a stabbing yesterday.
North Huddersfield Trust School will not open until 10.30am today after a 15-year-old pupil died after a stabbing outside of the school gates.
A spokesperson for North Huddersfield Trust School said: “It is with enormous sadness that I must tell you that following an incident on Woodhouse Hill Road yesterday, one of our pupils has tragically lost their life. The pupil was taken by ambulance to hospital after the incident but despite the most valiant of efforts, medical staff were unable to save their life. This is truly shocking news for our pupils, your children, and our staff. We will be providing specialist support for any among our community who feel they could benefit.
“In order to brief school staff and liaise with available support services, school will not open until 10:30am and only to students who need support following this tragic incident. Further communication will follow later this morning. Thank you for your support.