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Man held over murder of 84 year old and stabbing of boy 9

Police have today arrested a 26-year-old following the murder of an 84 year old woman and the attempted murder of a boy aged 9 who was playing in a stake park.

Police Officers found the body of a pensioner at her home in Prospect Mount, Shipley, West Yorkshire. Earlier in the day police attended reports of a nine year old boy being attacked with a knife.

The man was arrested at 4.10am this morning in nearby Idle on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

Another 26-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and three other local men have been arrested over the incident in the skate park, the spokesman added. The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains in a stable condition,

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