Two boys aged 13 and 14 are killed in ‘serious incident’ at house in Sheffield while four children including seven-month-old baby are in hospital as police arrest man, 37, and woman, 34
- Six children have been taken to hospital after ‘serious incident’ in Sheffield
- Took place near a primary school and two adults have been arrested
- Hartley Brook Primary has been cordoned off and officers remain at scene
- Air ambulance landed at the school while a bus has also been taped off
Two boys have died after a ‘serious incident’ near a school in Sheffield this morning.
Police say two people have been arrested after the incident which took place at a property Gregg House Road, Shiregreen, at around 7.30am.
Witnesses said they saw ‘two children being taken out of a home in bandages’ and being put into a road ambulance while a man and woman were seen in handcuffs.
An air ambulance landed at nearby Hartley Brook Primary Academy, which has been cordoned off by officers, and has since left the scene.
Police and forensics teams are continuing to conduct inquiries while worried residents have been gathering in nearby roads.
Officers are currently going from door to door and were initially called to the scene over reports of concerns for safety at the property.
Six children have been rushed to hospital this morning after a ‘serious incident’ near a school in Sheffield. Forensic teams have since been pictured going into a house in Gregg House Road, Shiregreen
Witnesses said a man and woman were taken away from the scene, pictured, in handcuffs
Several houses have been blocked off by a cordon, pictured, and police say they are expecting to be on the scene throughout the day
Police have cordoned off streets and a bus can be seen behind the tape, although it is understood it is not a school bus
An air ambulance has landed at Hartley Brook Primary Academy in Sheffield this morning, pictured, after the incident
One resident, who asked not to be named, said she was told by police the incident was ‘possibly domestic-related’.
The 41-year-old mother-of-three said: ‘They came to the door and just asked if I knew the people, did I hear anything through the night.
‘I don’t really socialise with my neighbours but it’s a fairly quiet street. It’s the last thing you expect to wake up to.’
Another resident, 29-year-old Aaron Brunskill, told how locals reacted with shock as children were ‘brought out from the property and into waiting ambulances’.
Speaking outside his home, he said: ‘Suddenly we had about 20 police cars and four ambulances.
Officers were called to reports of concern for safety in Shiregreen, Sheffield, pictured, at around 7.30am
The property is just yards away from Hartley Brook Primary Academy and parents were struggling to get their children into the school, pictured
Police have been arriving at the scene throughout the day including uniformed officers and detectives
Several police cars and vans remain at the scene, pictured, which has been cordoned off
Police have yet to confirm the exact nature of the incident but two adults have been arrested. Pictured is a forensics officer outside the property
‘We had 15 directly on the street outside and five more further down. Then the air ambulance came.
‘They were just taking children away. ‘We saw the first two ambulances take away children.
The neighbours told me it was children, there was a small toddler less than two years old taken away in another ambulance, I don’t know if they were injured.’
Forensics officers arrived shortly after 11.30am to begin work.
Mr Brunskill said the street was not usually ‘noisy’ but police would often be seen dealing with incidents at properties.
He added: ‘I have seen children playing out [on the street before].
‘People say you never expect it to happen on your front door step and we don’t. We didn’t know what it was to do with. I have not seen the amount of police like it before.’
Police have also been going door to door in the area, as well as conducting forensic searches, pictured
Officers have been seen standing guard outside a house in the road, pictured, while witnesses said two children were ‘taken out of a property in bandages’
Worried residents have been seen in the road outside the scene in Sheffield this morning
The incident took place in Gregg House Road in Sheffield, pictured, at around 7.30am
The exact nature of the incident is still unknown but it is understood it was not a shooting. Pictured are plain clothed police officers behind the cordon
A police statement said: ‘Police were called at around 7.30am today (24 May) to reports of concerns for safety at a property on Gregg House Road, Shiregreen.
‘Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance have attended and transported six children to hospital.
‘Two people are under arrest.
‘There will be a significant police presence at the scene throughout the day as officers continue inquiries.
‘A cordon is in place and buses are being diverted from the area. This incident is ongoing and further updates will be provided in due course.’
Buses have been diverted from the scene although some have been kept behind the cordon.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service said it was not commenting on the condition of the children and said South Yorkshire Police was dealing with the incident.
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