A teenage boy has been rushed to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after allegedly being stabbed outside a school in Leeds this afternoon.
The 15-year-old was assaulted in the Town Street area near Horsforth School & Sixth Form just before 3pm today, West Yorkshire Police confirmed.
Emergency services transported the boy to hospital in critical condition.
Officers have arrested another teenager in connection to the incident.
Police cordons remain in place while officers carry out their investigation.
A 15-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after allegedly being stabbed in the Town Street area near Horsforth School & Sixth Form just before 3pm today
Paul Bell, a headteacher at the school, told the BBC that the victim was a former pupil and had been stabbed on St Margaret’s Avenue.
Mr Bell said officials are aware that the incident has ‘upset’ and caused ‘distress’ to both students and staff who know the victim.
‘Our thoughts and sympathies lie with his family at this time while the student is receiving medical treatment,’ he added.
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police told MailOnline: ‘Police were called to the Town Street area in Horsforth at 2.57pm today to 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.
‘Police cordons are in place and a teenage male has been arrested in connection with the incident.
‘Enquiries into what took place are ongoing by Leeds District CID.’