A youth is due to appear in court today charged with the murder of Alfie Lewis in Leeds. 

The 14-year-old has been charged with murder in relation to the incident in Church Lane, Horsforth, on Tuesday, November 7. 

He has also been charged with possession of a knife. 

He is due to appear at the remand court at Leeds Magistrates Court today. 

Earlier Update:

Tributes have poured in after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death near a school in Leeds.

Alfie Lewis, aged 15-years-old was stabbed to death near a school on Tuesday. 

A post on a GoFundMe page that has been set up said:

“On behalf of the family of Alfie Lewis, whose life was tragically and senselessly taken today at the age of only 15; we are trying to raise enough money to support his family and teenage friends through everything they now have to face, much too soon.

“Alfie was a kind and thoughtful boy who had all of his friend’s best interests at heart.

“He was loving, mischievous, adventurous and, as such, extremely popular. 

“He was everything a 15 year old child should be and his life was senselessly taken from him before he had the chance to grow into it.

“His loss is felt deeply by the whole of Horsforth. A lovely, kind, funny, mischievous, brave and generous young boy lost his life tragically and his family, friends, and all who knew him, would love to give him the funeral and tribute he deserves.

“Please help us show Alfie that Horsforth still loves and will forever miss him.”

West Yorkshire Police released a statement on Tuesday that said:

Police in Leeds have launched a murder investigation after a teenage boy died following a stabbing. 

Officers were called to the Town Street area in Horsforth at 2.57pm today after a report a teenager had been assaulted and seriously injured. 

Emergency services attended and a 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition. It was later confirmed that he had died. 

Police cordons are in place in the area while forensic examinations take place. A teenage male has been arrested in connection with the incident. 

The victim’s family have been informed. 

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson said: “Our investigation is at an early stage and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish exactly what led to this needless loss of a young man’s life.

“We understand the immense impact and huge shock a tragic incident of this nature will will have on the community locally.  

“Our neighbourhood police team are working with partners, including schools in the area to offer support and reassurance.

“We have already spoken to a number of witnesses and are keen to hear from anyone who has information about the incident.” 

Witnesses are urged to contact West Yorkshire Police by calling 101 or go online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting reference 0952 of 7/11.  

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111