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Three siblings found dead in Bristol died of knife injuries

Three young siblings found dead at a home in Bristol died from knife injuries, police have said.

A 42-year-old woman who has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Fares Bash, seven, Joury Bash, three, and nine-month-old Mohammed Bash, remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police were called to Blaise Walk in the Sea Mills area of the city at 12.40am on Sunday after receiving a “concern for welfare call”.

Chief Inspector Vicks Hayward-Melen said: “The amount of time we can legally keep a person in custody does not start until they are brought into a police station, so will not include any periods of time spent in hospital.

“Our investigation, led by the Major Crime Investigation Team, is progressing at pace and we’re carrying out comprehensive inquiries to establish the events which led to this devastating loss of life.

“The main cordons put in place in Blaise Walk have been lifted and we would like to take this opportunity to thank local residents for their patience and support while we carried out a thorough investigation at the scene.”

A vigil is due to be held later on Friday in memory of the children.

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On Monday, members of the Sudanese community gathered at the Sea Mills Methodist Church to pay their respects to the children, which is around the corner from where the incident took place.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been informed of the incident because there was “prior police contact earlier this month”.

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