Woman arrested after two young children and a baby stabbed in Huddersfield

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two young children and a baby were stabbed in Huddersfield.

Four people, including a four-year-old girl, a two-year-old boy and a three-month-old baby boy, were found with “serious stab injuries” in a house on Walpole Road shortly after 8am on Monday, West Yorkshire police said..

They were taken to hospital along with an injured adult, the force said.

The two-year-old boy is described as being in a serious but stable condition. The three-month-old baby is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries along with the four-year-old girl.

A 34-year-old woman was treated for injuries and remains under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were called to the property after they received a report of concern from the ambulance service.

DCI Sam Freeman, of the homicide and major enquiry team (HMET), said: “We continue to carry out extensive inquiries 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.

“Officers continue to support the family involved at what is clearly a dreadful time for them.

“I would like to remind residents that this case involves very young children and ask that their privacy is respected and members of the public avoid unhelpful speculation which can only increase distress for the family involved.”

Ch Insp 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.”