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A man's pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder after a woman and two children were found with knife wounds.
28-year-old Isaac Williams from College Road in Norwich stabbed Victoria Meek more than 10 times in the kitchen of an address in Norwich on Tuesday 12th April before attacking the two children.
Despite suffering multiple serious injuries, one of the young children managed to dial 999 and ask for an ambulance.
Emergency services arrived at the south Norwich address to find 23-year-old Miss Meek with multiple stab wounds. Two children were also found with knife injuries and all three casualties were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Miss Meek and one of the young children underwent life-saving operations. A second child was also treated for multiple knife injuries.
Following the incident officers managed to trace Williams' Renault Clio to the seafront in Great Yarmouth where he was arrested on April 15th.
Williams had previously been in a relationship with Miss Meek and had become violent after learning she was in a new relationship.
During police interview Williams admitted being in the property but said he had no memory of what had happened.
Williams appeared at Norwich Crown Court this afternoon where he pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder.
Speaking after the hearing Miss Meek said: "He has finally done the decent thing and put his hands up for what he has done.
I am so happy we will not have to go through the pain and horror of a trial and that we can finally get on with our lives.
Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team (MIT), said Miss Meek and the two children had shown great courage in coming to terms with the ordeal.
He said: "This was a horrendous and extremely violent attack involving an innocent woman and two young children who will be forced to live with the trauma for the rest of their lives, scarred physically and emotionally.
It has been incredible to see the resilience shown by the children and we wish them well in their continued recovery.
Williams will be sentenced on Friday 23 September.