A teenager blew kisses to his mother as he appeared in court today accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy.
Alfie Lewis was stabbed to death in Leeds on Tuesday morning as he picked up a friend’s brother from primary school.
A 14-year-old boy has now appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court charged with murder.
The student, whose name is not legally known, is also charged with possession of a knife.
He was wearing a gray tracksuit and spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.
The teenager blew kisses to his mother before the hearing.
As he left the dock, his mother stood up and spoke to him before bursting into tears.
He was remanded in custody ahead of his appearance at Leeds Crown Court tomorrow.
Police were dispatched to St Margaret’s Primary School on Tuesday morning after the teenager was stabbed in the stomach.
Desperate parents rushed to help the teenager until paramedics arrived, but unfortunately he could not be saved.
A horrified witness said Alfie was stabbed as he picked up a friend’s little brother from primary school.
Alfie’s parents posted a heartbreaking tribute to the student yesterday.
They said: “I have no words to describe how devastated we all are.
“Alfie, you were one in a million, so funny and an all-round entertainer with your rapping and dancing feet.
“You had the biggest heart and cared about everyone around you. You will never know how much you are loved by family and friends and you will always be our Uncle Alfie.
“We love you so much. Without you, nothing will be the same again. You will shine in the sky, as bright as in all of our lives. I love you more than words can express, and you will always, forever be with us.
“I love you, Uncle Alfie.”
Anyone with information can call the Homicide and Major Investigations Team on 101 quoting Operation Poplincard or reference number 13230618644.