Sheffield incident: Man and woman charged with murder – BBC News

Sheffield \incident\: Man and woman charged with murder - BBC News

Sheffield incident: Man and woman charged with 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

A man, 37, and woman, 34, arrested on suspicion of murder after a major incident at a house in Sheffield on Friday morning have been charged.

On Sunday a statement from South Yorkshire police said the two people arrested from the house in Shiregreen have now been charged and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The boys, aged 13 and 14, died after they were taken to hospital, suspected to have been poisoned, on Friday morning.

Four other children, aged 11, 10, three and seven months who cannot be named for legal reasons, were released from hospital on Saturday afternoon.

The surviving youngsters seen by neighbours being rushed into ambulances in bandages during Fridays frantic scenes at a semi-detached house.

It was claimed the 13- and 14-year-old boys sent a message to a friend saying they were ill on a Nintendo Switch at 7.00am – just half an hour before police were called to their house (pictured: Floral tributes at the scene)

Officers have not revealed how the brothers, who were aged 13 and 14, died. Post-mortem examinations were due to be carried out Friday evening  (pictured: Floral tributes handed to police)

On Friday night it was understood that the children, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were being cared for by social services. 

Reports speculated that they had been poisoned, but detectives have not confirmed any circumstances on either that or the charges levied against the arrested parties. 

It was claimed the 13 and 14-year-old boys sent a message from a Nintendo Switch console to a friend saying they were feeling sick at 7am – half an hour before police were called to their house.

A neighbour said the boys messaged their friend saying: Were not coming to school today because were feeling sick.

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