Stabbed Leeds teacher 'was heart of school'

A pupil of Ann Maguire, the teacher stabbed and killed at a Leeds college this morning, said she was "helpful and caring" and "the heart of the school".

Kerrianne Ayward, 17, said: "She was just lovely. She was helpful and caring and you could have a laugh with her.

"She was always there for you, even if she didn't know you very well. No one had a bad word for her - I mean no one."

"There's no one else you would go to who's better," she added. "She was the heart of the school."

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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.