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Two people charged over Sheffield teenager house deaths following 'major incident'

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Six children were taken to hospital following the incident in Shiregreen, Sheffield. Two died. - PA

Two people have been charged with murder over the deaths of two teenage boys in a Sheffield home.

A 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman will appear in court accused of killing the children, 13 and 14, at an address in the Shiregreen area of the city last week.

The female defendant has also been charged with three further counts of attempted murder, South Yorkshire police said.

The 13-year-old and 14-year-old were among six children rushed to hospital following what was described as a "major incident" at the property on Friday.

The force said: "A man and woman arrested on Friday May 24 at an address in Shiregreen have now each been charged with murder.

"The woman has also been charged with attempted murder (on three counts). Both will appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

"The two cannot be named for legal reasons."

The four other children who were "rescued" from the house have now been released from hospital.

They were aged 11, 10, three and seven months and cannot be named for legal reasons.

Officers were called to the semi-detached property at around 7.30am on Friday.

Detectives gave no indication about how they came to harm, but have confirmed it was not a shooting.

Neighbours saw more than a dozen police cars and four ambulances arrive on the tree-lined road, while an air ambulance landed in the grounds of a nearby school.