Children stable after murder attempt in Newport

Neighbour Maureen Harry said she was devastated to hear children were hurt

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Two children stabbed in Newport are in a stable condition, police have said.

The seven-year-old boy and a 16-month-old girl were found with knife wounds at Salisbury Close, Shaftesbury, at about 08:00 BST on Wednesday.

They have been treated at the Royal Gwent Hospital, while a woman who also had knife wounds has been discharged and is receiving treatment elsewhere.

Neighbours say the 27-year-old who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder is the mother of the children.

Shock

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said they were called to the home at 07:54 BST.

Salisbury Close, Newport Police remain at the home which is still cordoned off
police at Salisbury Close, Newport Officers were carrying out house-to-house enquiries on Wednesday afternoon

Two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances and an advanced paramedic practitioner attended.

'Tragic'

Gwent Police Supt Mark Warrender described the incident as tragic and urged members of the public to come forward with information.

"A knife has been recovered from the scene. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident," he added.

One neighbour said: "There was such a commotion this morning.

"I counted three or four police cars and three ambulances. Straight away you could tell something was wrong.

"To hear there are two children involved is very sad."

Shaftsbury councillor Bob Poole said the community was in shock.

"It really is a lovely place to live and the people there are salt of the earth," said Mr Poole.

Police were continuing house-to-house inquiries on Wednesday afternoon and the cul-de-sac remains cordoned off.

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