A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old was stabbed to death outside a school in Huddersfield.
The teenage boy died after the stabbing outside the North Huddersfield Trust School on Wednesday afternoon. The boy received treatment at the scene before being rushed to hospital for emergency surgery, but he tragically died a short time later, West Yorkshire Police said.
A spokesperson for the force has confirmed today that a teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of his murder. He was arrested at an address in Huddersfield in the early hours of this morning.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson told Sky News: "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."
Headteacher at the school Andrew Fell issued a statement saying the school had 'lost a wonderful student from our school community'. "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", he said.
"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." The statement said the school will not open until 10.30am on Thursday and then only to students who need support.
Mr Fell added: "West Yorkshire Police have launched an urgent investigation, so it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this time. I would urge everyone not to engage in speculation about possible causes or perpetrators and allow the police to make their inquiries. A statement has been released.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to the pupil’s family and friends who must feel, as we do, completely devastated. They have lost a loved one and we have lost a wonderful student from our school community."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting crime reference 13220521713.
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