A 16-year-old schoolboy has been arrested on suspicion of m*rder in an early morning raid after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to d*ath in Huddersfield.

The victim was killed near North Huddersfield Trust School after being ‘pinned down and repeatedly stabbed’ as he left at the end of the day.

Emergency services rushed to the area and the boy was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary, but he was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

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A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘The young man was arrested at an address in Huddersfield shortly before 5am this morning in connection with an incident yesterday afternoon in Woodhouse Hill, Fartown.

‘He remains in custody and inquiries are ongoing, led by detectives from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Inquiry Team.’

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The teenager was att*cked at 3pm yesterday in Woodhouse Hill, and was a pupil at NHTS.

West Yorkshire Police have described the killing as ‘an absolutely senseless loss of a young life’ and have increased patrols in the area tonight.

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Headteacher Andrew Fell said in a statement: ‘It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that one of our pupils has tragically lost his life yesterday following an incident on Woodhouse Hill Road.

After the incident, the student was taken to the hospital by ambulance, but despite their bravery, the medical staff failed to save his life.

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The unidentified teenager was allegedly 'pinned down' in Woodhouse Hill near the gate of North Huddersfield Trust School at around 3pm yesterday.  (Photo: Heavy police response near the crime scene)

The unidentified teenager was allegedly ‘pinned down’ in Woodhouse Hill near the gate of North Huddersfield Trust School at around 3pm yesterday. (Photo: Heavy police response near the crime scene)

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

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

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

‘This is truly shocking news for our pupils, your children and our staff. We will provide expert support to anyone in our community who feels they could benefit.’

The school will not open until 10.30 am today and only for students who need assistance after that, the statement said.

Mr Fell said: ‘West Yorkshire Police have launched an urgent investigation, so it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

‘I would urge everyone not to engage in speculation about possible motives or perpetrators and allow the police to carry out their enquiries. A statement has been issued.

‘Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of the student who will feel, as we do, completely devastated. They have lost a loved one and we have lost a wonderful student from our school community.’

The force’s Homicide and Major Inquiry Team (HMET) is investigating the incident and remains at the scene tonight as forensics and experts search.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance closed roads around the incident (pictured), while parents say they are deeply concerned.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance closed roads around the incident (pictured), while parents say they are deeply concerned.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance closed roads around the incident (pictured), while parents say they are deeply concerned.

Police were called to the incident, which happened in the Fartown area of ​​Huddersfield at 2.54pm.

A 46-year-old father who has a son in school said. Yorkshire Live: ‘It was a scary moment when I heard there was trouble and a teacher answered my 14-year-old son’s phone. I think he must have witnessed what happened.

‘I was asked by the staff to come and collect it. I heard it all came out of nowhere. The student was caught and thrown on the floor and repeatedly stabbed.’

Yorkshire Air Ambulance closed roads around the incident, while parents said they were extremely concerned.

Another father, whose daughter is at the school, said ‘something needs to be done’ about the rise in crime in the area, adding: ‘My daughter just started there and went home on the bus. had been A boy in a black hat and snood jumped on a pupil and stabbed him and ran away.

‘He saw the scuffle but didn’t see the knife or the blood. The bus had just moved up when it happened so that blocked some of the incident – she seems fine but I think she’s still being processed. It’s only his third week at this new school.’

He added that the area is ‘starting to feel like a crime drama.’

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘At 2.54pm today police received a report from a third party that a young man had been seriously injured in an assault in Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield.

Photos taken earlier today show at least half a dozen police cars responding to the incident.

West Yorkshire Police tonight confirmed that a young man who was stabbed has tragically died and have launched a m*rder investigation.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Superintendent Mark Boyce, said: ‘Our investigation is still at a very early stage, and we will be carrying out extensive inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident which left a young man unconscious. Is.

‘We recognize that an incident of this nature will cause understandable shock and concern in the community, and we are working with our colleagues in Kirklees district to increase our presence in the area to reassure people. and will continue to update them as our investigation progresses.

‘We have already identified a number of witnesses to the incident but would still like to hear from anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact HMET detectives via 101 or online. https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat Citing crime reference 13220521713

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