Monday 11 December 2017

Boy (14) charged with attempted murder of teacher in school classroom

Police outside Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Police outside Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Dave Higgens

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempting to murder a teacher in a school.

The teenager was arrested after supply teacher Victor Uzomah, 50, was stabbed in the stomach as he began a science lesson at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford yesterday morning.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it has decided there is sufficient evidence to charge him with attempted murder and he will appear before magistrates in Bradford tomorrow.

Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with West Yorkshire Police in connection with this case.

"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to charge a 14-year-old youth with attempted murder.

"Accordingly I have today authorised West Yorkshire Police to charge the youth with this offence and he will first appear at Bradford Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

"This defendant has now been charged with a serious criminal offence and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

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