Friends and family to pay respects in Leeds at funeral of murdered teenager Irfan Wahid today

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Family, friends and the community will gather in Leeds today (Thursday) to pay their respects to murdered teenager Irfan Wahid.

The funeral of the 16-year-old takes place at the Markazi Jamia Masjid Bilal mosque, in Conway Road, Harehills, at 1pm.

Irfan died in hospital after being found with a stab wound in Harehills Lane on Friday at around 3.45pm.

A post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

His death has prompted a community knife amnesty and a vigil organised by young people, which is due to be held at the scene of the attack at 3pm tomorrow.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court today charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.

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