Police are continuing to question a teenager after a stabbing in Huddersfield.

The victim, also a teenager, was found on the ground outside the polling station on Waverley Road at Highfields at 5.15pm yesterday.

He is thought to have been stabbed in Greenhead Park and then fled to Waverley Road, where he collapsed in the street.

Det Insp Mark Colman from Kirklees CID said: “We arrested a 19-year-old and that person is still with us. From our inquiries this stems from an incident in Greenhead Park where people may have seen a number of youths and it looks like the victim had fled from there and then collapsed on Waverley Road.

“People who saw what happened in the park may not have realised its significance at the time so we would urge anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

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“Several members of the public came forward to help the victim and give him first aid and we would like to thank them for that.”

The victim is thought to have been stabbed in the back. He remains in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

It is thought several youths may have been on Waverley Road who fled in different directions when police arrived.

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The detained teenager was arrested nearby.

One of those who helped the victim was 24-year-old Anieq Riaz who was renovating a property nearby.

He said: “He was on his feet, just standing in the middle of the road. He collapsed with a wound in his back.

Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield
Stabbing outside polling station on Waverley Road in Huddersfield

“We applied some pressure onto his wound as there was a lot of blood. We just wanted to make sure the lad was okay. I have never seen something like that, it was unreal.

“He was losing consciousness. A doctor from the surgery came and he was checking his heart rate and telling us what to do.”

Anyone with information should contact detectives via 101.

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