A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three children were seriously injured in a stabbing in Huddersfield.
Police officers were sent to a home on Walpole Road in the West Yorkshire town at 8.02am this morning after a “report of concern” from the ambulance service.
Two boys and a girl were found with serious injuries at the house.
The injuries are believed to have been caused by a bladed weapon.
The children were taken to hospital where they are continuing to be treated.
A woman was also taken to hospital with serious injuries.
DCI Sam Freeman of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET), said: “Enquiries are ongoing into what has clearly been a serious and distressing incident in Huddersfield and we fully appreciate the concern it will cause in the local community.
“Detectives are conducting enquiries to determine the exact circumstances of what has taken place and an arrest has now been made as part of those investigations.”
Chief Inspector Rebecca Calpin, of Kirklees Police, said: “Reassurance patrols are taking place in the local area by officers from the Huddersfield neighbourhood policing team and will be continuing throughout the day as Kirklees officers work to support colleagues from HMET.”
Neighbours spoke of their shock this afternoon, with one saying: “I don’t know the lady but I’ve seen her when I’ve been taking my kids to school and we’d greet each other, she’s good. I was very, very shocked.”
Another Walpole Road resident said: “I just knew (the family) to say hi to – they seem like good people.”