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Teenager charged with murder after boy, 16, stabbed to death outside school

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A teenager has been charged with murder after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside a school in Luton.

Humza Hussain, 16, was found with multiple knife wounds near Challney High School for Boys in Stoneygate Road at around 4pm on 8 June.

He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead two hours later.

A 16-year-old boy from Luton will appear in court this week charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.

He remains in police custody.

A second teenager arrested on suspicion of violent disorder has been released on bail.

Humza Hussain
Image: The 16-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds

Humza’s family said they were “extremely saddened” and “heartbroken” by his death and it should “never have happened”.

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“He was a young boy with his whole life ahead of him,” they said in a statement.

“He was a much-loved son, grandson and brother and it is a very sad loss for us as a family.”

Stoneygate road in Luton
Image: The incident took place in Stoneygate Road, Luton on 8 June

Detective Inspector Iain Macpherson, of Bedfordshire Police, said the force is still looking to speak to anyone with further information.

“Our hearts go out to Humza’s family at this incredibly difficult time,” he said.

Challney high school for boys
Image: It happened near Challney High School for Boys

“We are absolutely determined to bring those responsible for this shocking attack to justice.

“We are really keen to hear from anyone who has any information about this appalling incident. You can get in touch with us online, or you can leave information anonymously if you so wish.”

Anyone with information about the attack can call Bedfordshire Police on 101 quoting Operation Alstromeria, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.