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Death of teenager found in street not suspicious

The teenager was found on Southway in Mirfield yesterday morning.
The teenager was found on Southway in Mirfield yesterday morning.

The death of a 14-year-old boy who was found in a serious condition in the street is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.

Officers were called to Southway, in Mirfield, at around 8.50am yesterday (Wednesday) following “reports of a concern for safety” and found a boy with serious injuries.

Det Insp Shaf Rehman of Kirklees CID said: “We can now confirm that the 14-year-old boy who was found in a serious condition this morning has died.

“Officers are supporting the family at this difficult time and our enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

“At this stage we are treating the death as unexplained but do not currently believe there to be any suspicious circumstances.”