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Appeal to witnesses who have information relating to the stabbing of a teenager in the Town Street area of Horsforth at 2.57pm 07/11/2023

Details of Incident / Appeal

Police in Leeds have launched a murder investigating after a teenager was killed following a stabbing.

Officers were called to the Town Street area in Horsforth at 2.57pm today after 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. It was later confirmed that he had sadly died.

Police cordons are in place in the area and a teenage male has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson said: “Our investigation is at an early stage and we are carrying out extensive enquiries 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 was has information about the incident.”

Contact Information

Please click the link to the form at the bottom of the page to submit information and/or photos/videos online.

Alternatively you can call 101 or go online at quoting reference 0952 of 7/11 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.