Horsforth: Boy, 15, critically injured in stabbing near school

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A 15-year-old boy has been critically injured in a stabbing near a school in Leeds.

Police were called to Town Street in Horsforth, near St Margaret’s Primary School, just before 15:00 GMT on Tuesday.

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the incident, West Yorkshire Police said.

A police cordon has been put in place and a force spokesperson said inquiries were ongoing.

The head teacher at nearby Horsforth School said the victim was a former pupil at the school who had been stabbed on St Margaret’s Avenue.

In a message to parents, Paul Bell said: “Our thoughts and sympathies lie with his family at this time while the student is receiving medical treatment.

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

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said a number of response vehicles were sent to the scene.

Police vans and people outside school

Police officers were speaking to parents outside the school in Horsforth

Police vans in Horsforth

A number of police vans are at the scene

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