Four children “rescued” from a house in Sheffield where two teenage boys died have been released from hospital, South Yorkshire Police said yesterday.
A “major incident” was declared in Shiregreen district of the city on Friday during which two boys aged 13- and 14 died.
A 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder.
It was reported yesterday that the two boys who perished had sent a message to a friend saying they were ill and would miss school just minutes before police were called.
The boys used a Nintendo Switch to contact a friend around 7am to say they were “feeling sick”, the Mail Online website claimed. Police were summoned to the house on Gregg House Road at 7.30am.
Half an hour later teenagers, along with other children, aged 11, 10, three and seven months were rushed from the house and treated in hospital. The latter four were released from hospital yesterday.
Police have not revealed how the two eldest boys died nor given any indication about the nature of the incident, apart from confirming it was not a shooting and was confined to the one property.
No one else is being sought in connection with the incident.