Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin – what are the latest updates in alleged Sheffield child murders?


SARAH Barrass has appeared in court charged with murdering her two teenage sons.

The 34-year-old is accused of murdering Blake Barrass, 14, and 13-year-old Tristan Barrass following an incident in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield on Friday, May 24.

Barrass and Machin and arrived at the court on Monday morning
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What is the latest in the case?

Barrass appeared in the dock on May 27 at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court alongside Brandon Machin, 37, who is also accused of murdering the two boys.

The pair appeared wearing grey prison t-shirts and flanked by three security dock officers.

Barrass began sobbing as soon as she entered the dock.

They spoke to confirm their names, dates of birth, addresses and nationalities during the 10-minute hearing.

The court heard that Barrass and Machin are charged with murdering the two boys on May 24.

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

When is she due in court again?

No application for bail was made and they were remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday, May 28.

Barrass could be heard shouting as she left the dock.

Police were called to a semi-detached house in Shiregreen at around 7.30am on Friday, Mat 24.

Detectives have given no indication 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 detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Floral tributes and balloons have been left outside the house for the two boys following the double tragedy.

Tributes have been left outside the house following the double tragedy
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