Police in Queensland have confirmed that eight children – aged between 18 months and 15 years – have been stabbed to death at a home in the outer suburbs of Cairns.
Queensland Police Media issued a statement a short time ago, revealing that Cairns detectives have established a crime scene at the home in Murray Street, Manoora earlier this morning.
“Police were called to the… residence around 11.20am following reports of a woman with serious injuries.
“During an examination of the residence police located the bodies of the children, all aged between 18 months and 15 years.
“The woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, is receiving treatment for her injuries and is currently assisting police with their investigations.”
Police from the Criminal Investigation Branch, Child Protection and Investigation Unit, and the Scenes of Crime and Scientific section are on scene at the moment.
Murray Street has been closed to traffic.
Police are urging anyone with information that may assist to contact Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000, or crimestoppers.com.au.
Injured Female In Stable Condition In Hospital
UPDATE: The woman transported to Hospital is aged 34, and is reported to be in a stable condition.
Police have said the public in Cairns have no reason to be fearful – the scene is locked down and police said the situation is contained.
Police have told media that the injured woman is not under arrest, and is assisting police with their inquiries.
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