Mother Arrested over Attempted murder of 16-month and 7-year-old

Gwent Police have launched an attempted murder investigation following an incident which occurred this morning at 8am at a house on Salisbury Close in Newport.

Two young children aged 7 and 16 months old have suffered serious injuries, from what is believed to be a knife.

They are currently in the Royal Gwent Hospital, and are receiving treatment.

Police have arrested a 27-year-old mother at the scene, she has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently receiving treatment for her injuries.

Police have recovered a knife and are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.