Murder of 84-Year-Old And Stabbing Of 9-Year-Old Connected

Five men are currently being held in connection with the death of an elderly woman and the stabbing of a nine-year-old boy.

The young boy was attacked on Monday afternoon at a skate park in Shipley, West Yorkshire, suffering injuries to his chest and arm.

While police made enquiries in the area about the attack on the boy, they discovered the body of an 84-year-old woman in the upstairs bedroom of her home in Prospect Park in the town just before midnight.

She had suffered 'numerous stab wounds'.

A 26-year-old man was arrested at around 04:00 following a member of the public responding to a police description released earlier in the day about the attack on the young boy. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

A second 26-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the number, and three other men, understood to be aged 18, 24 and 29, are being held in connection with the skate park attack.

The investigation continues.


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