Six children taken to hospital after serious incident in Sheffield – Sky News

Six children taken to hospital after \serious incident\ in Sheffield - Sky News

Sheffield serious incident: Six children taken to hospital

Its understood police have sealed off a street near Hartley Brook Primary School, Shiregreen, with ambulance services also at the scene

Six children have been rushed to hospital after a serious incident near a school in Sheffield this morning.

Police say two people have been arrested after the incident, described as ongoing, which took place at a property Gregg House Road, Shiregreen, at around 7.30am. 

An air ambulance has landed at nearby Hartley Brook Primary Academy, which has been cordoned off by officers.

Police and paramedics remain on the scene while worried residents have been gathering in nearby roads.

Witnesses said they saw two children being take out of a home in bandages and being put into a road ambulance. 

Officers are currently going from door to door carrying out inquiries after being called to the scene over reports of concerns for safety at the property. 

Six children have been rushed to hospital this morning after a serious incident near a school in Sheffield. Several police cars and vans remain at the scene, pictured, which has been cordoned off

Officers were called to reports of concern for safety in Shiregreen, Sheffield, pictured, at around 7.30am

Several houses have been blocked off by a cordon, pictured, and police say they are expecting to be on the scene throughout the day

Residents at the scene say at one time there were four ambulances and seven police cars here plus the Yorkshire Air Ambulance #Sheffield pic.twitter.com/MHJ5MXQhsP

Police have cordoned off streets and a bus can be seen behind the tape, although it is understood it is not a school bus

Officers have been seen standing guard outside a house in the road, pictured, while witnesses said two children were taken out of a property in bandages

An air ambulance has landed at Hartley Brook Primary Academy in Sheffield this morning, pictured, after the incident

A police statement said: Police were called at around 7.30am today (24 May) to reports of concerns for safety at a property on Gregg House Road, Shiregreen.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance have attended and transported six children to hospital.

There will be a significant police presence at the scene throughout the day as officers continue inquiries.

A cordon is in place and buses are being diverted from the area. This incident is ongoing and further updates will be provided in due course.

The property is just yards away from Hartley Brook Primary Academy and parents were struggling to get their children into the school, pictured

The exact nature of the incident is still unknown but it is understood it was not a shooting. Pictured are plain clothed police officers behind the cordon

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