A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Bradford.
A horrific explosion broke out in the city center early today after two 19-year-old men were stabbed outside the Ostler shopping center.
Police and paramedics arrived at John Street just after 5.45 a.m.
However, despite the efforts of emergency personnel, one person died.
The second casualty is battling for life and death in the hospital.
Police say that his condition is stable.
Two men – a 16-year-old and a 26-year-old – are being questioned on suspicion of murder and attempt to murder.
Both are in custody this afternoon.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bowes said police were called to report a major brawl in the street.
“Unfortunately one young man has lost his life and another is fighting for him,” he said.
“This is an absolutely devastating incident and a significant police operation and investigation is underway to identify and arrest those responsible.
“As a result of our interrogation, two men have been arrested and we are continuing to collect evidence regarding this tragic incident.
“It took place in a prominent location in Bradford city center and, while the area is generally quiet on the day the incident occurred, there may have been people around.
“Our understanding from the initial call to the police is that there was a large group fighting and many of these people would be important witnesses and we would urge them to apprise themselves.
“I ask that anyone with information, however insignificant in itself it may seem, please get in touch as soon as possible as it may be important to our enquiry.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Inquiry Team by calling 101 quoting crime reference 13210516983.
Witnesses can also access the 101 live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website.
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