Man Held After OAP And Boy Stabbed

2 July 2013, 09:23

A man's been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 84 year old woman and the attempted murder of a nine year old boy who was stabbed in a skate park in West Yorkshire

Officers found the pensioner's body in a bedroom at her home in Prospect Mount, Shipley, after reports that the boy had been attacked in the Carnegie skate park in the town.

West Yorkshire Police named the dead woman as Louisa Denby and said she had suffered "numerous stab wounds''.

The 26 year old man was arrested at 4.10am on Tuesday in nearby Idle on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Another 26 year old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and three other local men have been arrested over the incident in the skate park.

The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains in a stable condition, police said.

The young victim was airlifted to hospital following the incident at around 4.40pm on Monday.

A police spokesman said:
"A nine year old boy received chest and arm injuries and was transported to Leeds General Infirmary via air ambulance.''

A police spokesman said the arrested man was detained after he was spotted by a member of the public on Westfield Lane, Idle, Bradford.

The injured nine year old boy is expected to undergo surgery this morning.

The spokesman said he received chest and arm injuries.

After the boy had been attacked, officers launched an urgent search for a white man, in his twenties, wearing a cap and glasses, who was believed to be carrying a walking stick.

Local city councillor Susan Hinchliffe said the incident has shocked the community.

There's a heavy police presence in the Windhill area of Shipley this morning.

The skate park, which was recently renovated, was completely sealed off, with a number of officers standing guard around it.

The park is about 300m from Prospect Mount, the street of semi-detached houses where Mrs Denby's body was found.

This scene was also cordoned off. A number of other locations in the area were also taped off by police.

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