Shipley stabbings: Man held over murder and stabbing

 

Police are linking the murder of an 84-year-old woman to the stabbing of a nine-year-old boy and another incident in which an eight-year-old girl was chased into her home.

West Yorkshire Police said a 26-year-old man had been arrested over the murder of Louisa Denby on Monday at her home in Shipley, and the attempted murder of the nine-year-old boy at a nearby skate park.

Ms Denby’s body was found in the bedroom of her semi-detached house just hours after the boy was airlifted to hospital from the Carnegie skate park with chest and arm injuries after an apparently random attack.