Arrested mother suspected of trying to kill two children

A mother has been arrested on suspicion of trying to kill two children, police have said.

Detectives in Newport, South Wales were called to a home in the city at 8am and recovered a knife from the scene.

Two children, a seven-year-old boy and a 16-month-old baby girl, suffered injuries and are currently at the Royal Gwent Hospital receiving treatment.

A Gwent Police spokesman said:

A 27-year-old woman, from the Newport area, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where she is receiving treatment for injuries.

A knife has been recovered from the scene.

We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time.