Headteacher ‘utterly devastated’ after ‘great’ boy pupil, 15, was stabbed to dying

A schoolboy aged simply 16 has been arrested on suspicion of homicide in a daybreak raid after a 15-year-old pupil was stabbed to dying in Huddersfield on his manner residence.

The sufferer was killed after being ‘pinned down and repeatedly knifed’ close to North Huddersfield Belief Faculty as he left on the finish of the day.

Emergency providers rushed to the realm and the boy was airlifted to Leeds Common Infirmary, however he was sadly pronounced lifeless shortly afterwards.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police stated: ‘The youth was arrested at an deal with in Huddersfield shortly earlier than 5am this morning in reference to the incident in Woodhouse Hill, Fartown, yesterday afternoon.

‘He stays in custody and inquiries are ongoing led by detectives from West Yorkshire Police Murder and Main Inquiry Group.’

{The teenager} was attacked in Woodhouse Hill at 3pm yesterday, and was a pupil at NHTS.

West Yorkshire Police have described the killing as an ‘completely mindless lack of a younger life’ and have stepped up patrols within the space of ​​tonight.

Headteacher Andrew Fell stated in an announcement: ‘It’s with monumental unhappiness that I have to let you know that following an incident on Woodhouse Hill Street yesterday one in every of our pupils has tragically misplaced their life.

‘The pupil was taken by ambulance to hospital after the incident however regardless of probably the most valiant of efforts, medical workers had been unable to avoid wasting their lives.

A police officer stands guards on the scene the place a boy was stabbed yesterday in Huddersfield

Police cordon and floral tributes near the scene in Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield, where a 15-year-old boy was stabbed and later died

Police cordon and floral tributes close to the scene in Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield, the place a 15-year-old boy was stabbed and later died

Police cordon and a floral tribute near to the scene in Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield, where a 15-year-old boy was stabbed and later died in hospital on Wednesday

Police cordon and a floral tribute close to to the scene in Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield, the place a 15-year-old boy was stabbed and later died in hospital on Wednesday

‘That is really surprising information for our pupils, your kids and our workers. We might be offering specialist help for any amongst our neighborhood who really feel they may profit.’

The assertion stated the college is not going to open till 10.30am at the moment after which solely to college students who want help.

Mr Fell stated: ‘West Yorkshire Police have launched an pressing investigation, so it might be inappropriate to make any additional remark right now.

‘I might urge everybody to not interact in hypothesis about doable causes or perpetrators and permit the police to make their inquiries. A press release has been launched.

‘Our deepest sympathies exit to the pupil’s household and associates who should really feel, as we do, utterly devastated. They’ve misplaced a cherished one and we now have misplaced a beautiful scholar from our college neighborhood.’

The drive’s Murder and Main Inquiry Group (HMET) is investigating the incident and stays on the scene tonight as forensics and specialist conduct searches.

The unnamed teen was allegedly 'pinned down' in Woodhouse Hill, near the gates of North Huddersfield Trust School, at around 3pm yesterday.  (Pictured: Huge police response near scene of incident)

The unnamed teen was allegedly ‘pinned down’ in Woodhouse Hill, close to the gates of North Huddersfield Belief Faculty, at round 3pm yesterday. (Pictured: Large police response close to scene of incident)

A PCSO stands at the scene of the stabbing in Fartown, in Huddersfield, yesterday afternoon

A PCSO stands on the scene of the stabbing in Fartown, in Huddersfield, yesterday afternoon

Yorkshire Air Ambulance had blocked off the roads surrounding the incident (pictured), while parents say they are deeply concerned

Yorkshire Air Ambulance had blocked off the roads surrounding the incident (pictured), whereas dad and mom say they’re deeply involved

Police had been known as to the incident, which came about within the Fartown space of ​​Huddersfield, at 2.54pm.

A father, aged 46, who has a son on the college instructed Yorkshire Reside: ‘It was a scary second after I heard there had been bother and a trainer answered my 14-year-old son’s cellphone. I perceive he might have witnessed a few of what occurred.

‘I used to be requested by workers to come back and gather him. I’ve heard that all of it got here out of nowhere. This pupil was grabbed, pinned to the ground and stabbed repeatedly.’

Yorkshire Air Ambulance had blocked off the roads surrounding the incident, whereas dad and mom stated they had been deeply involved.

One other father, whose daughter is on the college, stated one thing ‘must be carried out’ in regards to the rise in crime within the space, including: ‘My daughter simply began there and was getting on bus residence. Lad in black hat and snood jumped out on a pupil and stabbed him and ran off.

‘She noticed the scuffle however did not see the knife or blood. The bus had simply pulled up because it occurred so she blocked among the incident-she appears OK however nonetheless processing it I believe. It is solely her third week or so at this new college.’

He added that the realm was beginning to ‘really feel like against the law drama.’

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police stated: ‘At 2.54pm this afternoon police acquired a third-party report that an adolescent had been severely injured in an assault in Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield.

Photos taken earlier at the moment confirmed not less than half a dozen police automobiles responding to the incident.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Marc Bowes stated: ‘Our investigation remains to be at a really early stage, and we might be finishing up in depth inquiries to ascertain the complete circumstances surrounding this incident that has resulted within the completely mindless lack of a younger life.

‘We acknowledge that an incident of this nature will trigger comprehensible shock and concern locally, and we’re working intently alongside our colleagues at Kirklees District who’re rising their presence within the space to reassure folks and hold them up to date as our investigation progresses.

‘We now have already recognized plenty of witnesses to the incident itself however would nonetheless like to listen to from anybody who has any info that would help the investigation.’

Anybody with info is requested to contact HMET detectives by way of 101 or on-line at https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat quoting crime reference 13220521713.

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