Statement on man's arrest over ex-partner murder

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

A 42-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the house in Woodlands Farm Road, Pype Hayes, yesterday morning.

It’s understood that both children were attacked in their sleep.

The boy suffered a punctured lung and the girl has a badly bruised neck but thankfully both are expected to make a full recovery.

A man has been arrested and, at this stage, we’re not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.

– Detective Inspector Paul Joyce

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