“He was such a nice kid – in the wrong place at the wrong time”
Tributes have been pouring in on the murder of a 16-year-old stabbing victim in Harehills, Leeds.
Members of the Asian community have said schoolboy Irfan Wahid was simply ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time.’
Irfan, died from a single stab wound to the chest and died in hospital after being attacked at about 15:40 GMT on Friday 10th February.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Detectives investigating the death of 16-year-old Irfan Wahid in Harehills, Leeds on Friday 10th February have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder and possession of a bladed article.”
Another 15-year-old boy arrested on Friday on suspicion of murder has been released without charge.
The funeral took place on Thursday 16th February.
A Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/justiceforiffy/?fref=ts has been set up in memory of the 16-year-old.
Irfan’s friends have organised a peaceful vigil at 3pm on Thursday 16th February on Harehills Lane in the spot where Irfan died. They are appealing for people to ‘sort out their beef’ by shaking hands and making peace at the gathering.