Police issue update on welfare of four Shiregreen children after major incident

Police have today issued an update on the welfare of the four children taken to hospital following a tragic incident in which two other youngsters died.

By Lee Peace
Sunday, 26 May, 2019, 09:05

Six children were taken to hospital following an incident in Gregg House Road, Shiregreen, yesterday at 7.30am.

Among them were two boys, aged 14 and 13, who sadly died.

Forensics officers at the scene. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Police have just revealed this afternoon that the four other children, aged 11, 10, three and seven-months-old, have now been released from hospital. 

In a statement, the force said: “Four children rescued from a house in Shiregreen yesterday have now been released from hospital.”

Meanwhile, a 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.

Scene of a major police incident.

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Post mortem examinations to establish how the boys came about their deaths were expected to take place last night.

Police are yet to release further details about the circumstances of the incident.

Officers are expected to remain at the scene over the weekend as their investigations continue.

A huge cordon has been reduced in size since yesterday but is still in place.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 122 of 24 May 2019.

*None of the children involved in this awful tragedy can be named for legal reasons. Friday's court ruling also covers social media comments so please do not post photos or anything that could lead to their identification. Thanks, The Star team.