Teenage boy, 17, stabbed to death at house party as cops launch murder probe | The Sun

A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a 17-year-old boy.

The teenager was stabbed in Leeds in the earlier hours of this morning.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police were called to a disturbance at a house in Salisbury Grove, Armley, at 2.48 am on Sunday, March 19.

A house party involving a larger number of people had been taking place at the property.

When cops arrived on the scene they dispersed troublemakers that were hanging around in the area of Salisbury grove, and recovered a number of hippy crack canisters from the scene.

Ambulance crew who were also in attendance alerted officers that a boy had been stabbed at the address.

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The 17-year-old victim was rushed to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

The address and surrounding area in Salisbury Grove remain taped off while forensic examination and specialist searches continue.

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Detectives from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are treating the teenager's death as murder, and as yet there are no reports of any suspects being detained.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Weekes said: “The loss of a young life in such sudden and violent circumstances is an absolute tragedy, and we are treating this incident very seriously and doing everything we can to identify those responsible.

“We are continuing to support this young man’s family at what is clearly an incredibly difficult time for them, and we are committed to getting them the answers they need as we progress our enquiries.

“Our investigation is still in its very early stages, and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to build up a picture of the full circumstances of this incident.

“We are aware there were a large number of people attending a party at the address when the victim was attacked, and we are keen to speak to anyone who was there and who witnessed any part of this incident.

“We would also like to hear from anyone in the area around the time of the incident who has any relevant CCTV, phone or dashcam footage that could assist the investigation.

“We fully appreciate that this incident will cause understandable concern in the local community, and we are liaising with our colleagues at Leeds District who are working to reassure people.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be maintaining an increased presence in the area and are keeping their local community representatives updated as our enquiries progress.”

Police are asking anyone who witnessed any part of the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Pedalbourne reference 13230154405 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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