A MAN and a woman have been charged with the murder of two children following a “major incident” in Sheffield which also left four more kids in hospital.
The 37-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday morning after police were scrambled to a house in the Shiregreen area of the city.
The arrests were made at the house during harrowing scenes as six children were rushed to hospital, with some seen covered in bandages, including a seven-month-old baby.
Two teenage boys, aged 13 and 14, were later tragically pronounced dead as it emerged they had told a pal earlier that they were “not coming into school” because they were “sick”.
In a statement this morning South Yorkshire Police issued an update on the arrests made, confirming that the man and woman have been charged with two murders, and the woman has also been charged with three attempted murders.
The force said in a statement: “A man and woman arrested on Friday 24 May at an address in Shiregreen have now each been charged with murder x 2.
“The woman has also been charged with attempted murder x 3. Both will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court tomorrow.
“The two cannot be named for legal reasons.”
It comes after investigators announced yesterday that the remaining four children have been released from hospital and are under care.
Emergency services had initially been scrambled to the house at around 7.30am on Friday over reports of concerns for safety.
But news quicky emerged of six children in hospital before police the arrests.