South East Wales

Stabbed children released from hospital in Newport

Salisbury Close, Newport Image copyright Athena
Image caption Police remain at the home which is still cordoned off

Two children have been released from hospital after being treated for stab wounds following an incident at a house in Newport.

A 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 were treated at the city's Royal Gwent Hospital.

A 27-year-old woman, said to be their mother, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

She also had knife wounds and is being treated elsewhere.

Emergency calls were made about the incident on Wednesday morning.

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The Welsh Ambulance Service said two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances and an advanced paramedic practitioner attended.

Following the incident, police carried out house-to-house inquiries.

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."

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