Australia - Eight children killed in mass stabbing, Cairns, Qld, 19 Dec 2014 *Arrest*

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    http://www.news.com.au/national/pol...s-suburb-manoora/story-fncynjr2-1227161836943

    POLICE are on scene at a major incident on a Manoora street.

    Murray St has been blocked as officers swarm the area.

    The circumstances are currently unknown but a woman is believed to have been taken to hospital with stab wounds.

    Police have cordoned off a house and detectives are searching through the yard of the property.

    Ambulances also remain on scene.
     


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    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...-death-in-cairns/story-fnn8dlfs-1227161849491

    EIGHT children have been killed, apparently stabbed to death, in Cairns.

    The children are aged from 18 months to 15.

    Dozens of police have swarmed a property in the suburb of Manoora.

    Police have closed a section of a street while homicide detectives and emergency services attend to the scene.

    It’s understood a woman has been taken to hospital with stab wounds.

    Police will hold a press conference shortly.
     
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    How absolutely horrible :tantrum:
     
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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-...-children-dead-after-manoora-stabbing/5979452

    Authorities have confirmed that eight children have been killed at Cairns in far north Queensland.

    It is understood there was a mass stabbing and a 34-year-old woman has been injured.

    Details of the tragedy are unclear, but the children range in age from 18 months to 15 years.

    Emergency crews were called to an address in Murray Street at Manoora around 12:30pm (AEST).

    A crime scene has been declared and the woman is in hospital assisting police with their inquiries.

    ABC reporter Sharnie Kim says there are police at the property, which has a small park at the back.

    "There are about a dozen police vehicles at the scene including the region's most senior detective inspectors," she said.
     
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    Thinking of the poor police & ambos who have to deal with this tragedy :(
     
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    Ch7 News say the woman taken to hospital is in a Stable Condition - Witness says a man jumped off the bus and committed the crime - Man wandering in front yard being subdued by Police when press arrived
     
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    "Eight children have been found dead at a home in Cairns, Nine News is reporting.

    A woman has been rushed to Cairns Base Hospital. She is believed to have suffered stab wounds. Her relationship to the children was unclear."


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ldren-dead-Queensland-home.html#ixzz3MJI9nX00

    This is just breaking news please post any updates you have.

    R.I.P little ones what a tragedy they were most likely all exited for Christmas it's very very sad indeed.
     
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    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...abbed-to-death-in-cairns-20141219-12aoz7.html

    Police were called to the property about 11.20am, following reports of a woman with serious injuries.

    They have now set up a a mobile centre at the scene, with officers from the Cairns Criminal Investigation Branch, Child Protection and Investigation Unit, Scenes of Crime and Scientific section at the scene.

    Manoora is a suburb of of the far north Queensland city of Cairns, and is about four kilometres from the central business district.
     
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    Neighbours said the children lived there with their stepfather. Murray St is a diverse multicultural area with a mix of both private and public housing in a western suburb of Cairns.

    It has had a stigma in previous years as places to avoid for people looking to move to the area.

    But more recently these suburbs, particularly the northern parts of Manoora, have become more popular with people looking to enter the Cairns property market.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/que...uburb-of-manoora/story-fnj4alav-1227161862831
     
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    http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/12/19/death-investigation-cairns-3/

    December 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Cairns detectives have established a crime scene and begun an investigation into the death of eight children in Manoora this morning.

    Police were called to the Murray Street residence around 11.20am following reports of a woman with serious injuries.

    During an examination of the residence police located the bodies of the children, all aged between 18 months and 15 years.

    The woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, is receiving treatment for her injuries and is currently assisting police with their investigations.

    A Mobile Police Facility has been established and officers from the Cairns Criminal Investigation Branch, Child Protection and Investigation Unit, Scenes of Crime and Scientific section are conducting an investigation and examination of the scene.

    The road is currently closed and no further information is available at this stage.
     
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    OMG, how horrific! :( :(

    I have other thoughts but will keep them to myself for the time being.

    Heaven has just gained 8 more angels.

    :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:
     
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    Thanks for this new information. I just posted a thread in the crimes against children section I didn't know what forum to post a thread in. (Mods please feel free to delete my thread if in the wrong place). It is very very sad I wonder if it could be the father or another relative since a woman (maybe mum) also has stab wounds. How can you stab anyone let alone eight innocent kids? Whoever did this must be suffering a mental health issue?

    R.I.P to all the children it is so tragic and just before Christmas too.
     
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    I also think I posted in the wrong place...:)
    I am hoping its not the Mum, I find it odd that she was left alive. Usually when that happens they are involved, just a horror either way.
     
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    I am confused, if the Mum was in stable condition, why did it take a family friend to discover the children? Did the Mom not call the Police? IMHO
     

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