Newport woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of two children
Updated 11:38am Thursday 8th May 2014 in Gwent news
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- Children and woman all 'stable'
- 7-year-old boy and a 16 month old baby girl injured
- Both taken to Royal Gwent Hospital
- Knife found at scene
- Neighbours tell of 'two little children wrapped in blankets' taken away in ambulances
- Police ask anyone with info to call 101 quoting log number 74 07/05/14
A spokesman for Gwent Police said the two children injured today after suffering knife wounds remain in a stable condition at the Royal Gwent Hospital.
The 27-year-old woman who suffered knife wounds and was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder is no longer in hospital but continues to receive treatment at "an appropriate facility".
Officers involved in the investigation will speak with her as soon as her health permits.
Police at the scene on Salisbury Close this afternoon. Pics: Mike Lewis
Gwent Police statement Superintendent Mark Warrender today.
And says the thoughts of all at @gwentpolice are with the family of the children at this tragic and difficult time— Keiligh Baker (@ArgusKBaker) May 7, 2014
He adds he has posted additional officers to support the community at this time— Keiligh Baker (@ArgusKBaker) May 7, 2014
Argus reporter Keiligh is at Newport Central Police station where Superintendent Mark Warrender spoke to the media:
Says police were called at around 8am. 7 year old boy and 16month baby girl were taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where they are now stable— Keiligh Baker (@ArgusKBaker) May 7, 2014
Gwent Police say the two children and the woman suffered knife wounds and are in a stable condition.
Two vans from Gwent Police scientific investigations have just arrived. Forensic teams preparing to go into a flat in Salisbury Close.— Caio Iwan (@ArgusCIwan) May 7, 2014
Pics: Sophie Brownson
Police cordon on Salisbury Close:
SCENE: Police on Salisbury Close this afternoon. Pics: Sophie Brownson
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.54am today, Wednesday May 7, to an address on Salisbury Close, Newport.
Two rapid response vehicles, two emergency ambulances and an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner attended, and a seven-year-old boy and a 16-month-old girl were taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.”
SCENE: Salisbury close in the Shaftesbury area of Newport
A resident said she saw "two little children wrapped in blankets" being taken away in separate ambulances.
Maureen Harrhy, 65, lives on Tetbury Close, which is attached to Salisbury Close where the incident is believed to have taken place.
She added "a girl coming out with an orange dressing gown being led into the back of a police car with her hands behind her back."
She said: "We were all upset here because I saw.
"There was police everywhere."
Scene of the incident:
A woman living nearby, who did not wish to be named, said that at around 7.30am several police cars turned up, with ambulances.
“They led a young woman out who was handcuffed and put her in the back of a car. Then more police arrived,” she said.
“Then they carried out a young child and put them in the back of an ambulance, and although I didn’t see it, I was told another child was put in another ambulance.
“I heard an ambulance driver on his radio and he seemed quite frantic, and the ambulances had a police escort in front and behind as they went off to hospital.
“It’s shocking and very upsetting, especially to see child being carried out like that.”
A 27-YEAR-OLD Newport woman has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of two children in the Shaftesbury area of Newport this morning.
Police were called to Salisbury Close at around 8am after ambulance crews said that two children, a 16 month old baby girl and a 7-year-old boy were injured. They were both taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital.
A knife has been recovered from the scene.
The woman has also been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where she is receiving treatment for injuries.
Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time.
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