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Woman arrested on suspicion of murder of three children at Bristol home detained under Mental Health Act

A woman arrested on suspicion of the murders of three children at a home in Sea Mills, Bristol, has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police have said.

The woman is still being treated in hospital for non life-threatening physical injuries after being arrested at a property in Blaise Walk in the early hours of Sunday, 18 February, Somerset Police said on Friday.

Seven-year-old Fares Bash, Joury Bash, who was three, and nine-month-old Mohammed Bash were found dead at a property in the Sea Mills area of the city.

The three sibling died from knife injuries, according to post-mortem examinations carried out last week.

“On Wednesday 28 February she was assessed by medical professionals and the decision was made to detain her under the Mental Health Act,” the force said in a statement on its website.

Chief Inspector Vicks Hayward-Melen said: “We know the public are still trying to come to terms with this awful tragedy and the community remains together and united in their grief over the heartbreaking deaths of Fares, Joury and Mohammed.

“We continue to be incredibly thankful for the support and kindness that has been shown by the people of Sea Mills and beyond.

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“Everyone affected by this tragedy remains in our thoughts and we continue to provide specialist support to the children’s next of kin.

“We have promised throughout our investigation to provide updates and be transparent about any significant developments, to help everyone with understanding what happened, and we’ll continue to do so.”

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