February 16, 2023 10.29 am This story is over 14 months old

In court: Woman charged with attempted murder after two boys, 10, stabbed

They were stabbed in a Lincolnshire village

The case of a woman charged with attempted murder after two 10-year-old boys were stabbed in a Lincolnshire village has been adjourned until later this month.

Police were called to a flat on Fold Hill, Friskney, on the afternoon of November 29 after reports of a concern for safety.

Ann Marie McEvoy, 39, of Church Walk, Colchester, was arrested shortly after 1am the next day after an eight hour stand-off in which armed officers were present.

Neither of the boys, who can not be named for legal reasons, were believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

McEvoy’s case was this morning (Thursday) listed at Lincoln Crown Court but she was excused being present in the courtroom and no pleas were entered.

She faces two charges of attempted murder on the two children and is also charged with one count of attempted grievous bodily harm on an emergency worker and threatening a person with a offensive weapon.

The Crown Prosecution Service were represented by Michael Cranmer-Brown, and McEvoy was represented by Mark Knowles.

Judge Simon Hirst adjourned the case for a further hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on February 28.

The case has been provisionally listed for a five day trial beginning at Lincoln Crown Court on May 15.

McEvoy remains remanded into custody.

Lincolnshire Police previously confirmed that from around 4.30pm on Tuesday November 29, specially-trained officers negotiated with a woman inside the Fold Hill property which continued for several hours.

Firearms officers were also present at the scene.

Officers forced entry into the property shortly after 1am (November 30) and a 39-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 10-year-old boys sustained stab wounds in the incident and both were taken to hospital, but neither was believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

A force spokesperson said a mandatory referral had been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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