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Mum Sarah Barrass appears in court charged with murder of two sons in Sheffield

The scene in Shiregreen, Sheffield, on Friday Credit: PA

The mother of two teenage boys who died following an incident in Sheffield has appeared in court charged with their murder.

Sarah Barrass, 34, is accused of murdering Blake Barrass, 14, and 13-year-old Tristan Barrass in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield on Friday.

She appeared in the dock at Sheffield Magistrates' Court alongside Brandon Machin, 37, who is also accused of murdering the two boys.

The pair wore grey prison t-shirts and were flanked by three security dock officers for the short hearing this morning

Barrass began sobbing as soon as she entered the dock.

They spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth, addresses and nationalities.

Barrass is also charged with three counts of attempted murder against two other children.

Both were remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.

Barrass could be heard shouting as she left the dock.

Police were called to a semi-detached house in Shiregreen at around 7.30am on Friday.

Detectives have given no indication about the nature of the incident, but have confirmed it was not a shooting, and said it was confined to one property.

A spokesman said detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.