Six children rushed to hospital after ‘serious incident’ near primary school

SIX children have been rushed to hospital after a “serious incident” at a property in Sheffield today, police said.

Two people were arrested after officers were called to the property near Hartley Brook Primary School in Shiregreen this morning.

Locals today claimed they had seen two children in bandages taken from the home and into a waiting ambulance.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson confirmed they had been called to the home on Gregg House Road about 7.30am “to reports of concerns for safety”.

They added: “Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance have attended and transported six children to hospital.

“Two people are under arrest.

“There will be a significant police presence at the scene throughout the day as officers continue enquiries.

“A cordon is in place and buses are being diverted from the area.

This incident is ongoing and further updates will be provided in due course.”

It was claimed a man and a woman were also led handcuffed into a police car, however police were unable to confirm the gender of those arrested.

There had been speculation that the incident had been a shooting, but that has since been denied by police.

Locals have expressed their shock, describing it as “heartbreaking”.

One local resident said: “I was on the bus and had to get off before it turned onto Gregg House Road because there was a police car blocking it. So walked towards school and could see police cars ambulances and it was all blocked off and we had to walk the long way around.

“When we got to school there was an air ambulance parked on the school yard.

“As I was walking away I could hear sirens for a long time either going to scene or away.”

Four ambulances and seven police cars were reported to be at the scene.

An air ambulance landed at the nearby school.

The school confirmed they were open as normal.