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Bradford: Boy (14) is charged with bid to kill teacher

By Dave Higgens

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempting to murder a teacher in a school.

The teenager was arrested after supply teacher Victor Uzomah (50) was stabbed in the stomach as he began a science lesson at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford on Thursday.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it has decided there is sufficient evidence to charge him with attempted murder and he will appear before magistrates in Bradford today.

Mr Uzomah, who had been working at the school for a few weeks, was taken to hospital and was said to be in a stable, non-life-threatening condition with his family by his bedside.

The attack led to a six-hour hunt for the teenager, who was arrested in the city centre.

Police were alerted by paramedics who were called to the school. The incident was witnessed by a number of other children.

The school is about 15 miles away from Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds, where veteran teacher Ann Maguire was stabbed to death by a student just over a year ago.

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