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14-year-old boy charged with murder after school boy stabbed near school in Leeds

14-year-old boy charged with murder after school boy stabbed near school in Leeds

A teenager has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Leeds

A teenager has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Leeds.

The 14-year-old boy will appear in Leeds Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (10 November) charged with the killing of Alfie Lewis, 15.

The teen will also be charged with possession of a knife.

Alfie was attacked in the Horsforth area of Leeds on Tuesday (7 November) afternoon as children were leaving two nearby schools.

West Yorkshire Police said they were called to the scene at around 3pm following reports of an assault.

Alfie Lewis, 15, died following a stabbing in Leeds.
PA

Following the tragic incident, Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson urged witnesses to come forward.

He said: “Our investigation is at an early stage and we are carrying out extensive inquiries to establish exactly what led to this needless loss of a young man’s life.

“We understand the immense impact and huge shock a tragic incident of this nature will will have on the community locally.

“Our neighbourhood police team are working with partners, including schools in the area to offer support and reassurance.

“We have already spoken to a number of witnesses and are keen to hear from anyone who has information about the incident."

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder.
PA

Alfie is a former pupil of Horsforth School, the school’s head Paul Bell said.

“You will be aware of a distressing incident in the community today, involving a former student of Horsforth School who was stabbed on St Margaret’s Avenue," he said in a message to parents.

“The police are aware and working with the school.”

Bell added: “We are aware of the distress and upset this has caused students and staff who know the student.

“We will be supporting students and staff in school and will update you as soon as we are able.

“We have limited information at this time.”

More to follow.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Crime