Boy, 14, charged with murder over fatal stabbing of Alfie Lewis

Alfie Lewis was fatally stabbed outdoors a major faculty in Leeds

A schoolboy charged with murdering a 15-year-old teenager outdoors a major faculty blew a kiss to his tearful mom as he appeared in courtroom for the primary time.

Alfie Lewis was stabbed to demise outdoors St Margaret’s Main Faculty in Horsforth, Leeds, on Tuesday afternoon.

The 14-year-old boy accused of killing “one-in-a-million” Alfie right now stood earlier than a choose charged together with his homicide.

The teenager who can’t be legally named, was additionally charged with possession of a knife.

Carrying a gray tracksuit, the boy spoke solely to substantiate his identify and tackle at Leeds Magistrates’ Court docket.

He was remanded in custody to seem on the metropolis’s Crown Court docket on Friday.

His tearful mom and father clasped fingers in courtroom as their son was introduced up from the cells right into a glass-panelled dock, flanked by two guards.

{The teenager} blew kisses to his mom earlier than the case was referred to as on.

No pleas had been entered in the course of the temporary two-minute listening to, throughout which the boy stared straight forward.

Alfie Lewis

Alfie was described by his household as ‘one-in-a-million’ – Household Handout/PA

Alfie’s auntie was the one member of his household in courtroom, the place no utility for bail was made.

District choose Timothy Capstick advised the boy: “Your case is distributed to Leeds Crown Court docket, you perceive that its a brief listening to right now.

“You’ll have to seem earlier than Leeds Crown Court docket tomorrow. Do you perceive that?

“Within the meantime, you’re remanded in custody till you seem at Leeds Crown Court docket tomorrow.

“If you happen to’re type sufficient to go along with the officers they are going to make the related preparations.”

Because the homicide suspect left courtroom, his mom stood up in opposition to the dock and sobbed.

Alfie, described as having a “coronary heart of gold” by his older brother Antony, 22, was understood to have been selecting up a good friend’s brother when the horror unfolded in Leeds shortly earlier than 3pm on Tuesday.

In a heartbreaking tribute following his demise, his mum Heather, 46, mentioned: “I haven’t obtained the phrases to explain how devastated all of us are.”

She added: “Alfie you had been one in 1,000,000, so humorous and an all-round entertainer along with your rapping and dancing ft.

“You had the most important coronary heart and took care of all people round you. You’ll by no means know simply how a lot you might be beloved by household and buddies, and you’ll at all times be our Uncle Alfie.

“We love you a lot. Nothing will ever be the identical with out you. You’ll shine within the sky, as vivid as you probably did in all our lives. I like you greater than phrases can say, and you’ll at all times be with us eternally.”

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