Baby among three children stabbed in home as woman arrested in attempted murder probe

6 February 2023, 12:55 | Updated: 6 February 2023, 18:28

Three children stabbed in a house on Walpole Road
Three children stabbed in a house on Walpole Road. Picture: Alamy

By StephenRigley

Three children are in hospital with stab wounds after police were called to a home on Monday morning.

A girl, four, boy, two, and a three-month-old baby boy were found with serious stab wounds.The baby and the young girl are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, say cops.It is understood the other boy is in a serious but stable condition.

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were called to an address on Walpole Road, Huddersfield, at about 8am after receiving a report of concern for safety from the ambulance service.

West Yorkshire Police attended the scene at which three young children, two boys and a girl, and a woman were found having suffered serious injuries, believed to have been caused by a bladed weapon.

Police guarding the house where three children were stabbed
Police guarding the house where three children were stabbed. Picture: Alamy

All four were taken to hospital for treatment and continue to be treated for those injuries.

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A neighbour told Yorkshire Live she had seen a number of ambulances at the scene this morning. The woman, who had not been named, said: "I saw loads of ambulances, doctors and police cars. I saw blue lights and heard sirens - I thought there had been a shooting or something."

DCI Sam Freeman of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Enquiries are ongoing today 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.”

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Huddersfield
Police at the scene of a stabbing in Huddersfield. Picture: Alamy
The scene of a Huddersfield stabbing
The scene of a Huddersfield stabbing. Picture: Alamy

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 our HMET team.”