Thursday, 11 June 2015

Vincent Uzomah stabbed by 14-year old student over a mobile phone in Bradford.

Vincent Uzomah is being treated in hospital after being stabbed in a classroom

14-year-old schoolboy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing his science teacher  in a classroom in front of horrified pupils of Dixon Kings Academy, Bradford.
The teenager was taken into custody in Bradford City Centre after a large manhunt following the incident at Dixons Kings Academy.
 Vincent Uzomah who hails from Nkwerre, Imo State, remains in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach in an alleged row over a mobile phone before a science class at around 9am. 
The 50-year-old Nigerian national had only joined the school four weeks earlier. Video footage of the moment the teenager was arrested was obtained by The Daily Mirror this evening. According to reports, Uzomah, a Supply teacher who had worked at the school for just a month was stabbed after he attempted to seize a mobile phone from the student who was using it during science lesson. 
Within seconds of the attack the suspect, who can not be named for legal reasons, had fled the school as paramedics rushed to treat the science teacher and take him to hospital, where his condition is currently described as stable.
Earlier this afternoon, teachers had appealed to the boy to give himself up, and said the child had brought a knife into the school. He had been described by police as Asian, with short dark hair and said when he was last seen he was wearing a blue uniform blazer.  
Neighbours of Mr Uzomah, who lives with his wife Uduak Imeh-Uzomah in a semi-detached house in Leeds, described him as being friendly and a 'lovely guy'. 
This afternoon the curtains to the home were drawn, and no one was at home.  'He's a really lovely neighbour, a lovely guy,' their next door neighbour said. A woman who lives on the same street  said: 'I saw Vincent leave this morning as I have been outside all day decorating. 
'I often see him and his wife and children and they are all very friendly. I know that he is a teacher and I think he teaches all over.'  
Other pupils suggested there had been a row over a mobile phone.
One student who said he had seen the attack told how the pupil had refused to hand his mobile phone to the teacher.
'He just got something out of his pocket and stabbed him and ran off,' the pupil said.The student added the teacher 'never shouted' and described the boy as an 'all right' person.

1 comment:

  1. Teenagers! May God help us. Wonder what's in that phone.