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Police get more time to question teen over teacher stabbing

Police have been given more time to question a 15-year-old over the fatal stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire at a Leeds school on Monday.

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Leeds teacher suffered 'a number of stab wounds'

Police have said Anne Maguire, who was fatally stabbed at her college in Leeds, suffered "a number of stab wounds" in the attack.

A knife has been recovered from the scene by police, and a 15-year-old pupil is being held on suspicion of the stabbing.

The alarm was raised by students in the school, some of whom witnessed the attack, said a police spokesman.

The 15-year-old pupil was detained at the scene by other members of the teaching staff immediately after the attack occurred.

The police spokesman said the stabbing was "an unprecedented event" in Leeds, "the likes of which I've not seen in over 25 years of police service".

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