Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following incident in which two children were stabbed

A firearms team rushed to the scene – in what became an eight-hour stand-off with police.

Police pictured at the scene of the incident in Friskney today (Wednesday).
Police pictured at the scene of the incident in Friskney today (Wednesday).

Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in Friskney.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We attended a property in Fold Hill, Friskney, following a call at 1.49pm on Tuesday, 29 November reporting a concern for safety.

“Our officers attended and spoke to the occupant.

Police at the scene in Fold Hill, Friskney today (Wednesday).

"From around 4.30pm yesterday specially-trained officers negotiated with a woman inside the property, and this continued for several hours.

"Firearms officers were also present at the scene.

“Officers forced entry into the property shortly after 1am this morning (30 November).

“Two boys, both aged 10 years old, sustained stab wounds in the incident. Both were taken to hospital, but neither is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

Police at the scene in Fold Hill, Friskney today (Wednesday).

“A 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. She remains in police custody.

“Following this incident, a mandatory referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

“The road was closed for several hours while our officers were at the scene but it has now reopened.”

They added: “There was no wider threat to residents during the incident.”