Huddersfield stabbing: 14-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder | UK News

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in a “targeted” attack in West Yorkshire.

Police were called to Kings Mill Lane in Huddersfield just before 4am on Monday to find a 17-year-old boy with serious injuries from a bladed weapon lying on the ground.

He died in hospital later on Monday morning.

Two males aged 37 and 14 were detained and a 19-year woman was also arrested in connection with the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Weekes of West Yorkshire Police, who is leading the investigation, said the force believes the attack is targeted.

“Officers are carrying out a number of fast-moving inquiries following a very serious incident in Huddersfield today in which a young man has lost his life,” he said.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information from the public, and anyone who might have seen the attack or suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of Monday.

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Detective Superintendent Stuart Bainbridge of Kirklees Police said tackling knife crime in the area remains a “number one priority”, with policing teams patrolling the neighbourhood today.

“We do recognise the concern knife crime causes in neighbourhoods and have extensive work ongoing across Kirklees with colleagues, including Operation Jemlock, to reduce this kind of offending and take action against those who carry knives,” he said.

Information can be reported anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers, or online.