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Teenage boy found guilty of killing love rival at bus stop in Leeds

Irfan Wahid, 16, was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.

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A 17-YEAR-OLD boy in Leeds has been found guilty of the manslaughter of another teenage boy in a row over a girl.

Irfan Wahid, 16, was stabbed to death on a busy street in February 2017.

The jury at Leeds Crown Court heard that on the afternoon of the attack, the defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, went to meet the girl at a bus stop in an attempt to discuss their relationship.

Shortly afterwards Irfan Wahid got off a bus, intending to meet the same young woman. He discovered her talking to the 17-year-old.

Eyewitnesses described how Wahid lashed out, hitting the 17-year-old a number of times. His killer then pulled out a knife and stabbed Wahid between the ribs. He died later in hospital.

Kitchen knife 

Ed Hulbert from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the defendant confronted Wahid with a kitchen knife and fatally stabbed him.

Hulbert said the teenager died “despite the immediate assistance offered by passersby”.

The attacker went on to burn his clothes and only gave himself up to the police two days later.

The CPS was able to make use of a provision which allows the questioning of child witnesses to take place in advance on video, to assist them in giving their evidence.

“Our sympathies are with Irfan’s family,” Hulbert said.

The 17-year-old will be sentenced on 15 September.

Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings.

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