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Stabbed boy remains in hospital

A nine-year-old boy who was stabbed remains in hospital as detectives investigate links between his attack, the murder of an OAP and an incident in which an eight-year-old girl was chased through a garden. Four of five people held have been released.

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Man held over OAP death and boy stabbing

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 84-year-old woman and the attempted murder of a nine-year-old boy who was stabbed in a skate park, police said.

Officers found the pensioner's body in a bedroom at her home in Prospect Mount, Shipley, West Yorkshire, after reports that the boy had been attacked in the Carnegie skate park in the town.

The skate park in Shipley where the 9-year-old was stabbed. Credit: ITV Calendar

West Yorkshire Police named the dead woman as Louisa Denby and said she had suffered "numerous stab wounds".

The man was arrested at 4.10am this morning in nearby Idle on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

Another 26-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and three other local men have been arrested over the incident in the skate park, the spokesman added. The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains in a stable condition, police said.

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