Murder Investigation Launched After Boy, 15, Stabbed To Death Outside School

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

The attack took place near the entrance to the North Huddersfield Trust School
The attack took place near the entrance to the North Huddersfield Trust School

Emergency services raced to the scene of the attack close to the entrance of North Huddersfield Trust School at Woodhouse Hill in Fartown at 2.54pm on Wednesday,

West Yorkshire Police confirmed in a statement that a murder investigation was now underway.

Authorities said that the teenage victim was given medical treatment at the scene before being transferred to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency treatment, despite the best efforts of the doctors, the 15-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after.

Forensic examinations and specialist searches have been taking place at the school.

Detective superintendent Marc Bowes said: "Our investigation is still at a very early stage, we will be carrying out extensive enquiries 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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