Latest: Plea for phone footage after teen held for murder of boy, 16, on Leeds street

A BOY of 15 has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager who was stabbed on a Leeds street on Friday afternoon.

The 16-year-old suffered a stab wound in the incident on Harehills Lane.

Police and onlookers at the scene in Harehills, Leeds. Picture: Steve Riding

Police and onlookers at the scene in Harehills, Leeds. Picture: Steve Riding

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later, police said.

Another boy, 15, was arrested on suspicion of murder and was placed in custody.

The tragedy happened at a busy time of day and police are urging anyone who recorded footage on their phones or saw anyone running in the area to contact them.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs of West Yorkshire Police, who is leading the investigation, last night appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident scene. PIC: Steve Riding

The incident scene. PIC: Steve Riding

He said: “This tragic incident happened in a busy area at a busy time of day with large numbers of people going about their daily business.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who witnessed anyone running in the area to come forward.

“It is also possible that people may have recorded footage on their mobile phones and I would again encourage those people to come forward.”

A large police cordon was in place last night and forensic examinations mean there is likely to be traffic disruption in the next few days. Call West Yorkshire Police on 101.

Police and onlookers at the scene in Harehills, Leeds. Picture: Steve Riding

Police and onlookers at the scene in Harehills, Leeds. Picture: Steve Riding

Police have warned of traffic disruption as forensic examinations are likely to continue over the next couple of days.

Anyone with information should ring the police on 101 regarding log 1017 of 10th or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Police and onlookers at the scene in Harehills, Leeds. Picture: Steve Riding

Police and onlookers at the scene in Harehills, Leeds. Picture: Steve Riding

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