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Wolverhampton stabbings: Brother and sister named

Wolverhampton stabbing

The victims of a deadly stabbing in Wolverhampton were the mother and the sister of the knifeman, who later turned his blade on himself, police said.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said that officers had been forced to use stun grenades when they stormed the flat in a bid to distract and detain the knifeman.

A woman believed to be in her 30s died at the scene, and a man, also believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead a short time later.

Another woman around 50 years old is now undergoing treatment for possibly life-threatening wounds from being stabbed in her stomach, say police in West Midlands.

"It's a really shocking incident and our sympathy goes out to friends and families of those involved".

"A police officer who was sent to the scene suffered a minor injury".

The attack has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and post-mortems were due to take place on Thursday, police said.

"Our investigators are now busy conducting initial inquiries to gather a full picture of the police involvement in what unfolded".

Three air ambulances were dispatched to a playing field in Wolverhampton.

According to the BBC, West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was dealing with a "serious incident" in Penn and was treating "a number of patients".