Friday 23 September 2022 12:53 PM Police arrest second teenage boy as they probe murder of Khayri McLean, 15 trends now
A 15-year-old boy has become the second person to be arrested in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Khayri McLean who was fatally stabbed outside his school in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Police said.
Khayri Mclean was pinned down and stabbed to death outside his school gates by a balaclava-clad killer, witnesses have said, amid revelations from parents that their children were asked to join gangs.
West Yorkshire police have already arrested a 16 year-old boy on suspicion of murder and are questioning him. The force has now said they have arrested a second youth in connection with the brutal stabbing.
Mclean's girlfriend, Shyana James, said she 'could not think of any reason he was stabbed' moments after finishing class on Wednesday, dismissed the theory he ever 'made fun of anyone'. She described how her 'heart just shattered' when she found out that teachers were desperately trying to resuscitate the boy, who she called the 'love of my life'.
Shyana raced to the scene along with the victim's distraught mother Marcia and saw Khayri lying on the pavement in a pool of blood as his attacker fled the scene.
Paramedics took him to hospital but his life could not be saved. Police launched a murder inquiry and early yesterday arrested a 16-year-old boy in the Bradley area of Huddersfield – around 1.5miles from where the attack took place. Last night they formally named Khayri and confirmed the attack was targeted.
A local mother revealed she had moved her son from the school – North Huddersfield Trust – after he was approached and threatened with a knife when he refused to join a gang.
She said she had repeatedly warned the school about gangs 'grooming' pupils on the way to lessons, adding: 'The school has got blood on their hands.
'This didn't need to happen. My son was nearly stabbed, I told school time and time again. I had a meeting with them, I told them about the gangs and if they didn't do something about it someone would end up dead.'
Khayri McLean was killed after being stabbed outside North Huddersfield Trust School in Fartown, West Yorkshire
Khayri McLean, 15, with girlfriend Shyana James, 16, in a social media picture provided by the James family to use
The scene in Fartown, a suburb of Huddersfield, West Yorks, was still cordoned yesterday as the police continued to investigate
Khayri smiles happily with his mother in a heartbreaking picture posted on social media before his dead on Wednesday
The 37-year-old mother said a boy had been expelled last year after a knife was found in his bag, prompting the start of routine searches.
Khayri and the suspect are both thought to live in areas controlled by a notorious county lines drugs gang known as the BBD after the Bradley, Brackenhall and Deighton areas of Huddersfield.
Sixteen members, who bragged