Two boys aged 13 and 14 die after 'serious incident' at home while four children including s
Two boys aged 13 and 14 died after a 'serious incident' near a school in Sheffield yesterday morning - while a seven-month-old baby remains in hospital, Daily Mail reported.
Police say the baby is receiving treatment alongside an 11-year-old, a 10-year-old and a three-year-old child while a 37-year-old man and 34-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
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.
One neighbour in the Shiregreen area of the city claimed the children were poisoned, something the police have refused to comment on.
Emergency services were called to a property in the Shiregreen area, at around 7.30am today. A cordon remains in place and officers and forensic teams are expected to be conducting inquiries throughout the day.
The cause of death has not yet been established and a post-mortem examination will be carried out later today.
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The scene from a 'serious incident' near Sheffield school
boys aged 13 and 14 have died today after six children were rushed to hospital following a 'serious incident' in Sheffield. Forensic teams have since been pictured going into a house in Shiregreen
Several houses have been blocked off by a cordon, pictured, and police say they are expecting to be on the scene throughout the day
One neighbour told The Sun: “There’s a lot of talk that they may have been poisoned. It’s just too tragic to think about.”
Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, Superintendent Paul McCurry said the other children did not have life threatening injuries and were 'conscious' and being given 'necessary care', adding there was 'no wider risk' to the public.
Meanwhile it emerged ambulance crews that took the injured children to hospital had been 'left in tears'.
Superintendent McCurry said: 'As you appreciate we are in the very early stages of our investigation.
'Our detectives are supporting the family. The family are aware of the circumstances and our inquiries will continue to develop in the day.
'There is no wider risk. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.'
The officer would not confirm if a weapon was used or if the two people arrested sustained any injuries.
He also refused to say whether the victims had any relationship to the two people arrested.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer, who is leading the investigation, said: 'Detectives and specialist officers remain in the area carrying out inquiries and we are working hard to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding this incident.
'We will remain in the area this afternoon and into the evening carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance.
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