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Teenager killed as lad arrested after fatal school stabbing in Horsforth

"We are aware the distress and upset this has caused students and staff who know the student"

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COPS arrested a young lad after a 15-year-old boy was killed in a stabbing outside a school in Leeds.

Horsforth School & Sixth Form at Horsforth was surrounded by police on Tuesday (November 7) following the incident.  


Air ambulances, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and police were at the scene in the Town Street area at around 3pm near the school.  

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A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police told "Police were called to the Town Street area in Horsforth at 2.57pm today to a report a teenager had been assaulted and seriously injured. 

"Emergency services attended and a 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Police cordons are in place and a teenage male has been arrested in connection with the incident.  


"Enquiries into what took place are ongoing by Leeds District CID." 

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In a statement to parents, Horsforth School, headteacher Paul Bell said: "You will be aware of a distressing incident in the community today involving a former student who was stabbed on St Margaret’s Avenue. 

"The police are aware and are working with the school. Our thoughts and sympathies lie with the his at this time while the student is receiving medical treatment.  


"We are aware the distress and upset this has caused students and staff who know the student." 

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