15-year-old ‘beautiful’ boy stabbed to death, leaving headteacher ‘devastated’

15-year-old ‘beautiful’ boy stabbed to death, leaving headteacher ‘devastated’


A 16-year-old student has been detained on suspicion of murder following the stabbing death of a 15-year-old student in Huddersfield.

A police officer stands guards at the scene where a boy was stabbed yesterday in Huddersfield

A police officer stands guards at the scene where a boy was stabbed yesterday in Huddersfield


As he left North Huddersfield Trust School at the end of the school day, the victim was slain after being “pressed down and brutally stabbed”

The boy was evacuated to Leeds General Infirmary by emergency personnel, however he was tragically proclaimed dead shortly thereafter.

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

A spokesperson for the West Yorkshire Police stated, “The juvenile was detained at a residence in Huddersfield shortly before 5 a.m. this morning in connection with the incident that occurred yesterday afternoon on Woodhouse Hill in Fartown.”

He remains in jail as investigators from the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team continue their investigation.

Yesterday at 3:00 p.m., the NHTS student was attacked at Woodhouse Hill.

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

The boy was evacuated to Leeds General Infirmary by emergency personnel, however he was tragically proclaimed dead shortly thereafter.

West Yorkshire Police called the homicide as a “completely pointless loss of a young life” and have increased patrols in the area tonight.

Andrew Fell, the school’s principal, issued the following statement: ‘It is with great sadness that I must inform you that, following an incident on Woodhouse Hill Road yesterday, one of our students tragically lost their life.

The student was rushed to the hospital by ambulance following the event, but despite their best efforts, medical personnel were unable to save their life.

“This is disturbing news for our students, your children, and our faculty.” We will provide specialized assistance to any members of our community who feel they could benefit.”

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, near the gates of North Huddersfield Trust School, at around 3pm yesterday. (Pictured: Huge police response near scene of incident)

The notification said that the school will not open until 10:30 a.m. today, and only to pupils in need of assistance.

Yesterday at approximately 3 p.m., the unidentified teenager was allegedly ‘pinned down’ in Woodhouse Hill, at the entrance to North Huddersfield Trust School. (Pictured: a massive police response near the event area)

Yesterday afternoon, a PCSO stands at the scene of the stabbing in Fartown, Huddersfield.

Mr. Fell stated, “West Yorkshire Police has initiated an urgent investigation, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

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

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

“I ask everyone to refrain from speculating about probable causes or culprits and to allow the police to conduct their investigation.” A statement has been made available.

“Our sincere condolences go out to the student’s family and friends, who must feel as devastated as we do.” They have lost a loved one, and our school community has lost an exceptional student.’

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET) of the police department is conducting an investigation into the occurrence and will remain at the location tonight as forensics and specialists undertake searches.

At 1.54 p.m., police were called to an incident in the Fartown neighborhood of Huddersfield.

A 46-year-old parent whose 14-year-old son attends the school told Yorkshire Live, “It was a frightening time when I heard there had been trouble and a teacher answered my son’s phone.” I believe he may have witnessed some of the events.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance obstructed the roads surrounding the incident (shown), while parents expressed grave anxiety.

Staff requested that I come collect him. I’ve heard that everything appeared out of thin air. This student was seized, pinned to the ground, and repeatedly stabbed.’

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance had shut the roads surrounding the incident, and parents expressed grave anxiety.

Another father whose daughter attends the school stated that something ‘has to be done’ about the increase in criminality in the neighborhood, adding, ‘My daughter just began there and was boarding the bus home. A boy wearing a black helmet and a snood attacked a student with a knife before fleeing the scene.

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), while parents say they are deeply concerned

She witnessed the altercation but did not see the knife or blood. The bus had just pulled up as it occurred, obscuring a portion of the incident; she appears to be fine, but I believe she is still processing it. It is only about her third week at her new school.

He stated that the neighborhood was beginning to resemble a criminal scenario.

A representative for the West Yorkshire We stated, “At 1.54 p.m. today, police received an allegation from a third party that a teen had been critically injured in an assault in Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield.”

Pictures shot earlier today revealed that at least six police vehicles responded to the incident.

Tonight, West Yorkshire Police confirmed the tragic death of the young kid and the initiation of a murder inquiry.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Marc Bowes stated, “Our investigation is still in its first stages, and we will conduct comprehensive inquiries to determine the exact circumstances surrounding this occurrence that ended in the utterly tragic death of a young man.”

We are working closely with our colleagues at Kirklees District, who are strengthening their presence in the area to reassure residents and keep them informed as our investigation proceeds.

We’ve already identified a number of witnesses to the incident, but we’re still interested in hearing from anyone with information that could aid the investigation.

Anyone with information is requested to contact HMET detectives at 101 or online at https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat with the reference number 13220521713.


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