Man in custody after woman killed, boy injured in Flint

Police remain at the scene of the house
Image caption The arrested man is not local to the area, said police

Police are questioning a 26-year-old man after a Polish woman was found dead and a child left critically injured in Flintshire.

North Wales Police were called to a disturbance at a house in Cae Hir, Flint, at around 0130 BST on Sunday.

A post mortem examination has been carried out on the body of Monika Wasko, 29, and a stab wound to the chest was given as the cause of death.

The boy, 11, is critical but stable at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool.

Police said the boy suffered serious injuries.

The man arrested on suspicion of murder is not local, said police. He remains in custody.

Neighbours reported hearing shouting from a window at the side of the house in the early hours of Sunday.

They dialled 999 and officers headed to the scene. The police helicopter was also scrambled.

Image caption Police were called to a disturbance at Cae Hir, Flint, early on Sunday

A North Wales Police spokeswoman said: "House-to-house inquiries are being conducted in the area and police are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the Cae Hir area between 1230am and 0130am on Sunday."

A neighbour said: "I didn't see or hear anything until I was awoken by a load of commotion and looked out of my bedroom window to see lots of police cars.

"You do not expect anything like that to happen around here."

She added: "I hope the boy pulls through, it's terrible."

The crime scene remains cordoned off.

Deputy North East Wales coroner John Gittins opened and adjourned an inquest until a later date.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mold CID on 101 or 0845 607 1001 (Welsh), 0845 607 1002 (English) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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