The funeral of a teenager who was stabbed to death on a Leeds street will be held next week.
Kieran Lee Butterworth was found with multiple stab wounds at Back Seaforth Avenue in Harehills last month.
The 17-year-old’s funeral will be held at the Church of the Epiphany on Beech Lane in Gipton on Thursday, March 28.
The service will start at 1.30pm before a ceremony at Harehills Cemetery at 3pm.
The family has requested that donations be made in memory of Kieran to a charity of the family’s choice, for which a collection plate will be available at the service.
After the tragic incident on Tuesday, February 12, Kieran was taken to Leeds General Infirmary at around 12.40pm.
Despite efforts to save him, the teenager died a short time later.
A post-mortem examination revealed that Kieran, who lived nearby, had been stabbed several times close to the entrance of a gated alleyway.
Shortly after the incident, officers from West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major inquiry team arrested a 27-year-old man from Woodhouse, Leeds, on suspicion of murder.
Flowers have since been laid at the scene by family and friends, who attended in droves to pay their respects to the teenager.
An obituary that was printed in Friday’s Yorkshire Evening Post said: “Kieran Lee Butterworth, on Tuesday 12th February 2013, died tragically, aged 17 years.
“The treasured son of Sarah, much loved brother of Robert, Susan, Jon and Nathan, dearly loved nephew of Vicki and a loved uncle to Kaydi and Tyler.”