Four children rescued from a house in Sheffield in a serious incident that ended in the death of two teenage boys have now been released from hospital, police have confirmed.

Officers have arrested a 34-year-old woman and man, 37, on suspicion of murder after six children were rushed to hospital.

It was later confirmed that the two eldest boys, aged 14 and 13, had died.

The other children, aged 11, 10, three and seven months, were in hospital last night but were said to be “conscious” and their injuries not life-threatening.

South Yorkshire Police have this afternoon released a statement saying: "Four children rescued from a house in Shiregreen yesterday have now been released from hospital."

The children cannot be identified for legal reasons and the cause of death for the two boys has not yet been established.

People in the area remain shocked, describing the incident as 'heartbreaking'.

Six children were taken to hospital and two teenage boys later died
A forensics officer at a property in Shiregreen

A friend, who did not wish to be named, said the children’s mother had said the previous day that it would be a “long night” as the children were ill.

The friend said: “She said the kids weren’t well and they could not keep off the toilet. The mum’s lovely and raised money for charities.”

The children’s aunt said: “I don’t know what happened.”

Detectives have yet to reveal how the teenagers died, although police have confirmed it was not a shooting.

Forensics officers have been searching the scene

A “major incident” was declared after emergency services, including an air ambulance which landed at a nearby school, were called at 7.30am on Friday.

Neighbours watched horrified as the children were taken from the house.

One child was seen on a stretcher as paramedics tried to resuscitate him.

Two adults were later led handcuffed by police from a house.

A police officer puts some flowers from mourners at the scene
Aerial view of the police investigation at a property in Sheffield

One resident revealed there were paramedics and ambulances 'swarming' the area.

Aaron Brunskill, 29, who lives in the area, said “about 20 police cars and four ambulances” were at the house.

He said: “They were taking children away. I have not seen the amount of police like it before.”

Police told a press conference there was “no wider risk to the community” and a postmortem was expected to take place.

An officer said: "I am aware of wider speculation regarding the use of weapons.

"At the moment there is no wider risk to the community in Sheffield."

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