Three children lay dead after they became the tragic victims of an horrific knife attack that claimed the lives of six people yesterday afternoon in St Helier, Jersey.
All six murder victims are believed to be members of the same Polish family who had lived for several years in a rented a flat in Victoria Crescent on the small islands capital.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested in hospital for the horrific and brutal murders following lifesaving surgery in an attempted bid to kill himself.
Two of the children butchered in the knife killing frenzy were believed to have been aged five and six-years-old.
A witness to the tragedy said:
“As I was heading past, two ambulances and four police cars all came towards me.
“They all jumped out of the cars and were trying to get into one property, with some officers trying to get around the back.
“They were shouting to a woman in a window to let them in.
“She was saying ‘Come through the door’.
“Within minutes they were running inside and police officers or paramedics came out carrying victims.
“I could see small legs, small enough to be a child carried into the back of an ambulance.”
The knife victims were rushed to the islands hospital where it remained closed for two hours allowing the doctors to deal with the casualties of the brutal attack including the knifeman.
Jersey’s Chief Detective Syewart Gull, 38, said:
“Clearly this complex investigation is in its very early stages as we try to establish exactly what happened.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have any information to contact us.
“Jersey is an incredibly safe island, probably one of the safest places in the Western world and incidents of this nature are an extremely rare occurrence.”