A 15-year-old boy has died after an attack outside a school in Huddersfield.
Emergency services were called to the scene at Woodhouse Hill in Fartown at 2.54pm on Wednesday, following the attack near the entrance of the North Huddersfield Trust School.
In a statement, West Yorkshire Police confirmed a murder investigation was underway.
Officers said the victim was treated at the scene and taken to Leeds General Hospital for emergency surgery, but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Main Investigation Team are leading the investigation into the boy’s murder.
Forensic and expert searches are underway at the school.
Senior coroner, detective director Marc Bowes said: “Our investigation is still at a very early stage, and we will be conducting an extensive investigation to determine the full circumstances surrounding it. the incident that cost a young life completely meaningless.”
“We recognize that an incident of this nature would cause understandable shock and concern in the community.
“We have identified a number of witnesses to the incident, but would still like to hear from anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation.”