Two 10-year-old boys stabbed as woman arrested for attempted murder after 8-hour stand off

Two 10-year-old boys have been stabbed after an eight hour stand-off that saw a woman being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were first called to the home in the village of Friskney, near Boston in Lincolnshire following a call at 1.49pm on Tuesday after people were concerned for the safety of those inside.

Officers arrived and spoke to the occupant, but were unable to gain access.

Following this incident, Lincolnshire Police referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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Lincolnshire Police could not confirm whether the woman, 39, was known to the boys but said there is not a wider threat to the public.

The IOPC said the woman was Tasered before being arrested.

The road was closed for several hours while officers were at the scene but it has now reopened.

A spokesperson from the force said: “Our officers attended and spoke to the occupant. From around 4.30pm yesterday specially-trained officers negotiated with a woman inside the property, and this continued for several hours. Firearms officers were also present at the scene.

“Officers forced entry into the property shortly after 1am this morning (30 November).

“Two boys, both aged 10 years old, sustained stab wounds in the incident. Both were taken to hospital, but neither is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.”

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) confirmed the woman was tasered by police before being arrested.

An IOPC spokesperson said: “In the early hours of this morning (30/11) we were contacted by Lincolnshire Police regarding an incident in Friskney in which two ten-year-old boys sustained stab wounds and a woman was tasered and arrested by police.

“The boys have been taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

“We sent investigators to the police post incident procedures, where the officers involved will give their initial accounts.

“We are currently assessing the incident to determine if any action will be required from us.”

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