Friskney attempted murder arrest after two boys, 10, stabbedon November 30, 2022 at 11:46 am

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A woman is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the boys were hurt in a nine-hour stand-off.

Police at property

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two 10-year-old boys were stabbed.

Police visited Fold Hill in Friskney, Lincolnshire, at 14:49 GMT on Tuesday after reports of a concern for safety.

Officers initially spoke with an occupant at the property and then at about 16:30 began negotiating with the woman.

They forced entry to the house at 01:00 on Wednesday, finding the injured boys, and arrested the 39-year-old woman.

The boys were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, a Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said.

Police at property

The force, which also deployed firearms officers, closed the road for several hours, but said there had been no wider threat to residents during the incident.

A spokesperson said a mandatory referral had been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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