Arrest over 'attempted murder' of three children in Walpole Road in Huddersfield

  • Lisa Adlam reports from the scene

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three children were found stabbed at a house in Huddersfield.

Police were called to Walpole Road at around 8am on Monday after receiving a report from paramedics of concern for the safety of people inside.

Officers found a four-year-old girl and two boys, one aged two and one three months, with stab wounds.

The three-month-old and the four-year-old have non-life-threatening injuries.

The two-year-old boy is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

A 34-year-old woman who also had stabbing injuries has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Investigations are taking place on Walpole Road. Credit: MEN Media

Det Ch Insp Sam Freeman, of the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We continue to carry out extensive enquiries into this incident which resulted in three children suffering serious injuries this morning.

"A woman continues to be treated for injuries and remains under arrest in hospital.  Based on our investigations so far, we are not seeking anyone else in connection with what has taken place."

The detective added: “Officers continue to support the family involved at what is clearly a dreadful time for them."

Police said extra patrols would be carried out during the day. Walpole Road was cordoned off while investigations were carried out.

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