Murdered mum named as Luan Leigh

A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his ex-partner and attacking two children at their home in Birmingham.

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Pype Hayes murder: Children 'attacked in their sleep'

Two children were attacked in their sleep in a rampage which left their mother dead, police have revealed.

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest, puncturing his lung, while his nine-year-old sister suffered strangulation-type injuries.

Both are being treated in hospital and are expected to make a full recovery - but their mother, who was 42, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The attacks happened in Woodlands Farm Road, Pype Hayes Credit: ITV News Central

Police were called to the house in Woodlands Farm Road in Pype Hayes, Birmingham, by paramedics at around 7.25am yesterday.

A post mortem is due to take place tomorrow to determine the cause of the mother-of-two’s death.

A 42-year-old man - the woman’s ex-partner and father of the two children - has been arrested on suspicion of her murder, and of the attempted murder of the two youngsters.

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