Funeral of murdered Leeds schoolboy Irfan Wahid due to be held tomorrow

The funeral of murdered schoolboy Irfan Wahid will take place in Leeds tomorrow (Thursday).

Wednesday, 15th February 2017, 6:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:56 am

Family, friends and the wider community will gather at the Markazi Jamia Masjid Bilal mosque in Conway Road, Harehills, at 1pm to pay their respects to the 16-year-old.

Irfan was found with a stab wound in Harehills Lane at around 3.45pm on Friday.

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

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

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

It 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.