A mother has been arrested on suspicion of trying to kill two of her children, police have said.

Detectives in Newport, South Wales were called to a home in the city at 8am and recovered a knife from the scene.

Two children, a seven-year-old boy and a 16-month-old baby girl, suffered injuries and are currently at the Royal Gwent Hospital receiving treatment.

A Gwent Police spokesman said: "A 27-year-old woman, from the Newport area, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where she is receiving treatment for injuries.

"A knife has been recovered from the scene.

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time."