Murder investigation launched after boy, 17, stabbed to death at Leeds house party

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Emergency services were called to Salisbury Grove, Armley in Leeds to reports of a stabbing

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Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler

Published: 19/03/2023

- 17:24

Updated: 19/03/2023

- 17:29

A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death following a party in Leeds.

Officers were called to a house in Salisbury Grove, Armley, Leeds at 2:48am this morning after reports of a disturbance at a party.

Another call was received from the ambulance service who were responding to a male reported to have been stabbed at the address.

West Yorkshire Police arrived at the scene where "a large number of people" were attending a party.

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The teenager later died in hospital after being stabbed


The teenager from Leeds was taken to hospital where he later died.

Detectives from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are treating his death as murder, they said.

The force said a cordon remains in place around the address where the incident took place while forensic examination and specialist searches are carried out.

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.

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Detectives from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are treating the death as murder


“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.”

West Yorkshire Police is urging 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

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

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