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A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder following an incident at Dixons Kings Academy Reuters

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a school in Bradford.

West Yorkshire Police said the teenager will appear at Bradford Youth Remand Court on 13 June accused of attempting to murder Dixons Kings Academy teacher Vincent Uzomah. The boy will also be charged with possession of cannabis.

The incident occurred on 11 June. Uzomah received a knife wound to the stomach but is currently in a stable condition.

Uzomah had only been teaching at the school for four weeks when the alleged attack occurred.

Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with West Yorkshire Police in connection with this case.

"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to charge a 14-year-old youth with attempted murder.

"Accordingly I have today authorised West Yorkshire Police to charge the youth with this offence and he will first appear at Bradford Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

"This defendant has now been charged with a serious criminal offence and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online that could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

A police spokesperson said: "West Yorkshire Police would again like to remind the public and the media to refrain from speculating about the arrested person's identity, as any attempt to identify this person via social media or otherwise may prejudice court proceedings."