Second teenager arrested after boy fatally stabbed outside school gates

A second teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed outside his school gates, police have said. Khayri McLean died in

hospital after an attack near the entrance of North Huddersfield Trust School (NHTS) in Woodhouse Hill at 2.45pm on Wednesday. West Yorkshire Police previously said a

16-year-old boy had been arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in Huddersfield shortly before 5am on Thursday. They said on Friday that a 15-year-old boy had also

been arrested in connection with the incident. They did not say what the second teenager had been arrested on suspicion of. A police spokesman said officers from the

homicide and major inquiry team (HMET) had appealed for any video footage of the incident. Floral tributes continued to be left at the scene on Friday, with candles and

bottles of Yazoo milkshake also placed near the spot where Khayri was stabbed. The teenager’s girlfriend, Shyana James, 16, and her mother Sherrin James, 35, made an

emotional return to the scene to see the growing pile of flowers and cards. Ms James said on Thursday that her daughter had been going out with Khayri for about eight

months. She said they were “literally inseparable”, adding: “He was her first proper boyfriend. She absolutely adored him and he absolutely adored her. She said he was

perfect.” Ms James said Khayri had messaged Shyana shortly before the incident, saying he “had had a good day at school and couldn’t wait to see her”. She added: “Her

friend phoned her within minutes saying he had been hurt and was bleeding.