Leeds Crown Court: Woman pleads guilty to attempted murder of three children in Huddersfield

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A woman has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of three children in West Yorkshire.

The 34-year-old was arrested after a four-year-old girl, a two-year-old boy and a three-month-old baby boy were discovered with serious stab wounds at a house in Huddersfield earlier this year.

On Friday she pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder over a video link to Leeds Crown Court. Abdul Iqbal KC, defending, said that after a psychiatric evaluation, two experts agreed that the defendant “did not suffer with the legal definition of insanity” and was fit to plead.

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But, Mr Iqbal said, both had agreed she was “labouring under mental health problems when she committed these acts” and had recommended a hospital order as the appropriate sentence.

Judge Geoffrey Marson KC told the defendant she would be sentenced at a later date when further pre-sentence reports have been prepared. She was remanded in custody until then.