Youth to go on trial accused of murder of Leeds teenager Irfan Wahid

Irfan Wahid.
Irfan Wahid.

A sixteen year old boy is to go on trial accused of murdering a Leeds teenager who was stabbed to death.

Irfan Wahid, also 16, died from a single stab wound to the chest in Harehills. Leeds, on February 10 this year.

He was taken to hospital for treatment after the incident around 3.45pm but died shortly afterwards.

The defendant, who cannot be identified, appeared before Leeds Crown Court today where he pleaded not guilty to murder.

A trial, expected to last just over one week, will begin on July 31.

Seven witnesses to the incident, aged between 11 and 16 years old, have already given video evidence ahead of the trial.

Cross examination of those witnesses by the defence will also be recorded in advance of the trial at hearings on May 11 and 12.

The recordings will then be shown to the jury at trial.

No application for bail was made and the teenager was returned to local authority care until the next hearing.

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