Parents in shock after teen pinned down and repeatedly stabbed to death outside his school gate
'The boy in black hat and snood jumped out on a pupil and stabbed him and ran off,' said a dad whose daughter is in the same school
WEST YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM: A 15-year-old was stabbed to death outside his school gate on Wednesday, September 21, in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Police raced to the scene at 2.54 pm where they discovered the schoolboy with serious injuries. Although the boy received treatment on the spot and was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency surgery, he was declared dead shortly after.
Several horrified witnesses told Yorkshire Live how they saw a boy being pinned down and repeatedly stabbed near the North Huddersfield Trust School. "It was a scary moment when I heard there had been trouble and a teacher answered my 14-years-old son’s phone. I understand he may have witnessed some of what happened at about 3.15 pm. I was asked by staff to come and collect him. I’ve heard that it all came out of nowhere. This pupil was grabbed, pinned to the floor, and stabbed repeatedly,” one dad, 46, who has a son at the school claimed.
Another dad whose daughter is at the school said, "My daughter just started there and was getting on the bus home. The lad in black hat and snood jumped out on a pupil and stabbed him and ran off. She saw the scuffle but didn't see the knife or blood. The bus had just pulled up as it happened so blocked some of the incidents - she seems OK but still processing it I think. It's only her third week or so at this new school. The area is getting bad for this crime recently, something needs to be done, I don't know what but it can't be like this - feels like a crime drama."
The investigation into the boy's murder is being handled by detectives from the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team. Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Marc Bowes said, “Our investigation is still at a very early stage, and we will be carrying out extensive inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident that has resulted in the absolutely senseless loss of a young life.”
“We recognize that an incident of this nature will cause understandable shock and concern in the community, and we are working closely alongside our colleagues at Kirklees District who are increasing their presence in the area to reassure people and keep them updated as our investigation progresses. We have already identified a number of witnesses to the incident itself but would still like to hear from anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation,” Bowes remarked.
Anyone with information is requested to get in touch with HMET officers by dialing 101 or visiting www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat and referencing case number 13220521713.