A TEENAGER has been murdered in Sheepridge.
The 17-year-old was stabbed in an altercation outside a busy shop.
He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, but died hours later.
Detectives have now launched a murder hunt and have appealed for the public to help.
The youth, who has not yet been named, was wounded in the incident in Sheepridge Road shortly after 2pm yesterday.
He collapsed on the pavement, bleeding badly from a stab wound.
Paramedics took the injured youth to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where doctors carried out emergency treatment, but he died early yesterday evening.
This morning, the crime scene remained eerily quiet in the grey dawn.
A 40-yard stretch of pavement outside the Pricecutter off-licence and the Jack Pearson betting shop was sealed off with blue and white police crime scene tape.
A large white tent had been erected on the edge of the pavement and covered a red car.
Scenes of crimes officers and forensic experts examined the scene and the car late last night and were expected to continue their work today.
Police officers guarded the scene throughout the night.
A team of detectives was in a briefing about the killing early today.
More details were due to be released in a press conference later in the day.
People in the area were shocked by the death.
Alan Sykes, of Deighton, said: "I heard when I got home late yesterday afternoon there had been an incident and then heard later a boy had died.
"The police had a number of officers on the street who seemed to be doing a search."
Newsagent Ahmed Raza, of Woodhouse News, said: "Customers said a boy had been stabbed and we heard he died in the hospital. It is very sad."
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "At 2.15pm yesterday afternoon police were called to shops on Sheepridge Road in Huddersfield.
"Police attended and found a 17-year-old male outside the shops who had been assaulted.
"He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where he died yesterday evening as a result of his injuries.
"Police are treating his death as suspicious, and are currently investigating.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685."