A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Alfie Lewis.
Alfie died after being stabbed in the chest outside the gets of St Margaret’s Primary School in Horsforth, Leeds, on Tuesday. He was reportedly knifed while going to the school to pick up another child.
West Yorkshire Police have now charged a 14-year-old boy with his murder and possession of a knife.
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at the remand court at Leeds Magistrates Court today.
A second boy, 16, also arrested by West Yorkshire Police, was yesterday released without charge.
Alfie Lewis, 15, died after being stabbed in the chest outside the gets of St Margaret’s Primary School in Horsforth, Leeds, on Tuesday
Alfie’s mother Heather Lane is pictured with him when he was young
Police yesterday carried out a search while investigating the stabbing of Alfie Lewis
Alfie’s heartbroken family yesterday said he was ‘one in a million’ in an emotional tribute after his death.
In a statement released by police, his mother Heather Lane said: ‘I haven’t got the words to describe how devastated we all are.
‘Alfie you were one in a million, so funny and an all-round entertainer with your rapping and dancing feet.
‘You had the biggest heart and took care of everybody around you.
‘You will never know just how much you are loved by family and friends, and you will always be our uncle Alfie.
‘We love you so much. Nothing will ever be the same without you. You will shine in the sky, as bright as you did in all our lives.
‘I love you more than words can say, and you will always be with us forever..’
Alfie’s family and friends gathered on Wednesday to pay tribute at a bench where he would regularly meet pals at the end of his street.
His mother Heather Lane yesterday visited the floral shrine left in his memory on the bench close to the family home. She was too upset to speak and is understood to have collapsed in tears.
The Lewis family has described the murdered 15-year-old as ‘one-in-a-million’, saying his nickname was Uncle Alfie. Pictured: Alfie Lewis
A bench was covered in hundreds of floral tributes and pictures of the boy, as well as football shirts and a lion teddy. Tea light candles spelled out ‘Alfie’ on the floor
A bench where Alfie, 15, used to meet friends near his home, in Horsforth, has become a shrine – with hundreds of floral tributes, football shirts, a lion teddy and candles
Tributes to Alfie have flooded in following his tragic death yesterday. On read: ‘Rip ‘Uncle’ Alfie. A lovely boy gone far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers with your family. Rest in eternal peace. We love you.’
Heather Lane is pictured with a young Alfie in a photograph left at the makeshift memorial
Alfie’s friends last night launched fireworks at the spot in remembrance of the teen
Alfie’s friends also gathered to lay flowers and pay their respects to the ‘funny’ teen, who they claimed was ‘targeted’ by a known ‘troublemaker’.
The bench was covered in hundreds of floral tributes and pictures of the boy, as well as football shirts and a lion teddy. Tea light candles spelled out ‘Alfie’ on the floor.
One tribute read: ‘We will all miss you. The memories of playing football on the field and always playing out.’
‘Rip “Uncle” Alfie. A lovely boy gone far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers with your family. Rest in eternal peace. We love you,’ one mourner wrote.
Another tribute simply read: ‘Gone far too soon. Fly high big lad.’
Alfie had been a pupil at Horsforth School & Sixth Form and turned 15 in September.
It is understood he was expelled around two years ago and no longer attended.
A friend said that Alfie was instead in a specialist pupil referral unit after leaving mainstream education. He was reportedly in Year 10 and studying for GCSEs.
The friend said: ‘School wasn’t for Alfie. It’s not for everyone. He was getting on really well at the special school. He was doing different hobbies, like working with wood and painting.’
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