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Extra questioning time after Birmingham family stabbed

Police tape cordoning off Little Heath Lane
Image caption Police closed off Little Heath Lane, the scene of the attack

Police have been given more time to question a 17-year-old arrested in connection with the stabbing of his two sisters and mother in Birmingham.

The three victims were taken to hospital on Wednesday after a neighbour heard screams and called the police.

The 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at the family home in Small Heath.

The girls, aged 16 and 10, are in a serious condition in hospital, West Midlands Police said.

Their mother, in her 40s, is in a stable condition.

Image caption Forensic investigations took place at the house

She was found with the 16-year-old inside the house, both with multiple knife wounds, while the 10-year-old was found on the pavement outside, also with multiple stab injuries.

A baby girl found unharmed inside the house is currently being cared for by family members.

The boy was arrested in the street and police found a knife nearby.

"This appears to be a contained, domestic incident. One man was arrested outside the address and we are not actively seeking anyone else in connection with the incident," Ch Insp Jack Hadley said.

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