A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of murder after two teenage boys died and four other children were taken to hospital for treatment.
The incident is still shrouded in mystery and South Yorkshire police said a man and woman arrested at the scene have both been charged with murder. In addition, the woman has been charged with three counts of attempted murder.
The teens, aged 13 and 14, died in hospital on Friday after police were called to a “serious incident” at a semi-detached house
Man and woman charged with murder over deaths of Shiregreen boys
Police said they were called at 7.30am on Friday to a house in Shiregreen. The home is believed to be a three-bedroom property and locals said emergency vehicles inundated the area.
Six children were taken to hospital by road and also by the Yorkshire air ambulance. The helicopter landed on playing fields of a nearby school, Hartley Brook primary academy.
Police have not said what caused the deaths of the two teenage boys, nor what caused the other children to be hospitalised.
On Friday, DCI Simon Palmer said: A 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at this time.
Police have said the incident was not a shooting and that their inquiries were continuing, although they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
On Saturday, police said that four children rescued from a house in Shiregreen were released from hospital.
Over the weekend, the Crown Prosecution Service authorised the bringing of criminal charges against two people. Police said:
A man and woman arrested on Friday 24 May at an address in Shiregreen have now each been charged with murder [two counts. The woman has also been charged with attempted murder [three counts]. Both will appear at Sheffield magistrates court tomorrow [Monday].
The two cannot be named for legal reasons. Anyone who chooses to name them could be charged with contempt of court.
Six children were taken to hospital following a major incident in Gregg House Road on Friday at 7.30am.
Among them were two boys, aged 14 and 13, who sadly died. Four other children, aged 11, 10, three and seven-months-old, have now been released from hospital.
South Yorkshrie Police warned that anyone who chooses to name them could be charged with contempt of court.
They said officers responded to reports of concerns for safety at a property and later revealed the children had been rescued.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 122 of 24 May 2019.
*None of the children involved in this awful tragedy can be named for legal reasons. Fridays court ruling also covers social media comments so please do not post photos or anything that could lead to their identification. Thanks, The Star team.