Boy arrested after pupil stabbed to death outside North Huddersfield Trust School

the scene outside North Huddersfield Trust School where a boy was stabbed
Emergency services were called to Woodhouse Hill shortly before 3pm on Wednesday afternoon Credit: ITV News

A boy has been arrested after a pupil was stabbed to death outside a school in Huddersfield.

North Huddersfield Trust School remained closed on Thursday morning after a 15-year-old boy was fatally attacked on Wednesday afternoon, 21 September.

The victim was treated at the scene and taken to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency surgery but died a short time later.

The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary but died a short time later Credit: MEN Media

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement that they had carried out an arrest in the early hours of the morning.

A spokesman said: "A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the death of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed in an incident in Huddersfield yesterday.

"The youth was arrested at an address in Huddersfield shortly before 5am this morning in connection with the incident in Woodhouse Hill, Fartown, yesterday afternoon."

Senior investigating officer, Det Supt Marc Bowes said in a previous statement that extensive enquiries were underway "to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident that has resulted in the absolutely senseless loss of a young life".

In a statement the school's headteacher spoke of his "enormous sadness".

He added: "This is truly shocking news for our pupils, your children, and our staff. We will be providing specialist support for any among our community who feel they could benefit."

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