United Kingdom: Police have arrested a woman for allegedly murdering two children at a Stoke-on-Trent home.

The children, a boy of 11 and a girl of seven, were injured and died on the spot.

The police found them when they went to the house after responding to a report of a man stabbed at a nearby car wash.

The woman, 49, who knew the children, was first arrested for the stabbing and then for the murder.

The police arrived at the house on Flax Street around 14:15 BST on Sunday, following the incident at the car wash on Campbell Road.

The stabbed man, in his 40s, was taken to hospital, but has since been released.

Staffordshire Police has contacted the police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct because of its recent involvement.

Detective Cheryl Hannan said: “We think there is no further danger to the public at this time.

“Our priority is to find out more about what happened yesterday and help the family at this very sad and terrible time.”

The force said the children’s family have been told and are getting support from specially trained officers.

Detectives are asking for witnesses and anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage from Flax Street and Campbell Road between 13:30 BST and 14:30 on Sunday to get in touch.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the children were in a very bad state and despite the crew’s efforts, they died at the scene.

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