Six die in Jersey knife attack
A sixth person has died in hospital following a knife attack on Jersey.
The woman was left critically ill following reports five people had died in a multiple stabbing at a flat at Victoria Crescent, Upper Midvale Road, St Helier, just after 3pm. She has since died at Jersey Hospital, a States of Jersey Police spokeswoman said.
States of Jersey Police revised their earlier information and said three of the six victims were children.
A 30-year-old man is under arrest at Jersey Hospital where he is recovering from surgery, police added. Hospital staff came in on their day off to help with the emergency.
Eyewitness Andre Thorpe said: "For Jersey it was a major incident. Two ambulances turned up first because it was within a quarter of mile of the ambulance station.
"Then four or five police vehicles came, all blues and twos. They were trying to access a private house in the crescent. It was an old Victorian terrace, a lot of them are split into flats.
"I saw police come running out with a child, it was a small child, I just saw the legs. They went off in an ambulance. When the paramedic came back her shirt was covered in blood."
At a news conference, head of crime services Stewart Gull, who is leading the inquiry, was unable to indicate how young the children were or confirm suggestions the victims were Polish.
The officer, who led the Ipswich serial murders inquiry in 2006, said: "We took a report from a member of the public to say that he was aware of an incident in the street. It now appears that a number of victims have been attacked with a knife or knives."
Some of the attacks happened in the flat and some occurred in the street, police said. It is believed that detectives are not looking for anyone else but police inquiries are continuing.