Mother in court charged with murder of two teenage sons in Sheffield

Six children were taken to hospital following a "serious incident" at the house in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield on Friday (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

A mother has appeared in court charged with murdering her two teenage sons following an incident at a house in Sheffield on Friday.

Sarah Barrass is accused of murdering 14-year-old Blake Barrass and 13-year-old Tristan Barrass following an incident in the Shiregreen area.

The 34-year-old appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Monday alongside Brandon Machin, 37, who is also accused of murdering the two boys on May 24.

Barrass is also charged with three counts of attempted murder against two other children.

Police were called to the house on Friday morning (Picture: PA)

The pair appeared in court wearing grey prison t-shirts and flanked by three security dock officers and spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth, addresses and nationalities.

They were remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.

Police were called to the semi-detached house in Shiregreen at around 7.30am on Friday.


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Detectives have not released any details about the nature of the incident but have confirmed it was not a shooting, and said it was confined to one property.

A spokesman said police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.