Two children remain in hospital as tributes paid to knife-tragedy mother

TWO children who were seriously injured in an attack which claimed the life of a mother in Huddersfield remained in hospital last night.

Emma Siswick

The boys, aged 11 and nine, were badly hurt in a stabbing incident on Sunday evening which resulted in the death of 37-year-old Emma Siswick, known by her maiden name, Mansell.

A boy aged six and a baby girl suffered minor injuries.

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Police described what happened as “domestic related” and detained a 39-year-old man at the scene.

He remains in hospital with serious injuries, believed to be self-inflicted, which are not life-threatening.

Yesterday family members laid flowers at the family home in Reinwood Road, Oakes.

One message said: “Aunty Emma, sleep tight, we love you so much, your now with Charlie watching over us. I can never say bye, just see you because I will see you again. Love you.”

It is believed that Charlie was a son she lost to meningitis.

Tributes were also paid by the headteacher where she had previously worked as a teaching assistant for children with special needs.

Headteacher Anne Lawton, of Longley School in Huddersfield, said she had been “popular and well respected”.

Police said a man, 39, had been detained and they were not seeking anyone else.