A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed in West Yorkshire.
Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield, at around 2.54pm on Wednesday.
A 15-year-old boy had been injured and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency surgery, but was pronounced dead a short time later.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested at an address in Huddersfield at around 5am on Thursday, in connection with the incident.
He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing led by detectives from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.
A scene remains in place in Woodhouse Hill to undergo forensic examination and specialist searches.
Senior investigating officer detective superintendent Marc Bowes said police have identified a number of witnesses to the incident.
“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,” he said.
“We recognise 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.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting crime reference 13220521713.