Children attacked by knifeman in Annecy playground in France

Four very young children have been stabbed in a park near Lake Annecy, in France’s south-east.

Police overpowered and arrested the attacker, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said.

Reports say the children were aged three or younger, and at least two were in a critical condition.

Hours later, local officials have told the BBC the children are in a stable condition.

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said that one of the injured children was a British national. One of the other children is reportedly Dutch.

Police have confirmed that the suspect is a 31-year-old Syrian, who had refugee status in Sweden.

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