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Police Warn People Not to Make Inappropriate Calls Over Christmas

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Police are issuing a warning to those who make malicious calls to the emergency services during the Christmas period that action will be taken against them.

Officers are reminding people to use the 999 system appropriately, and not to make hoax calls.

Every year lives are potentially put at risk by hoax callers and those people who are not in an emergency situation dialling 999 and tying up phone lines and operators, meaning that those in a genuine emergency situation may not reach the emergency services as quickly.

The 999 system should be used where:

• There is risk of injury
• There is risk of serious damage to property
• You suspect a crime is in progress
• It is a serious incident which needs immediate police attendance

The non-emergency number for police is 101 and should be used where:

• There is no immediate danger to life
• The crime is not in progress
• The offender is not nearby
• You have a general enquiry

Temporary Chief Superintendent Glenn Gudgeon, Head of Operations Command, said: “Inappropriate calls to the police service prevent and delay genuine emergency calls from getting through to the operators in our control room, potentially risking the lives of those who need urgent assistance.

“Some of our inappropriate calls come from children who may not be fully aware that they shouldn’t be ringing 999. We would ask parents to make sure that their children are fully aware of the consequences of ringing an emergency line when there is no emergency.

“All we would ask of anyone is that they think thoroughly about whether it is appropriate before they pick up the phone and dial 999. Those that make malicious or hoax calls have been warned, you will be caught and you will be dealt with robustly.”

Examples of recent inappropriate calls to police include:

• A woman called 999 to ask for a lift home after a party in Middlesbrough as she had no credit on her phone to ring a taxi.
• A boy called 999 because there was a fly in his ice cream and then hung up.

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Police searching for a missing schoolgirl have found a body in a river.

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Police had launched an appeal to find 11-year-old Ursula Keogh from Halifax, who was last seen on Monday afternoon.

Although formal identification has yet to take place, her family have been told about the discovery of the body in the River Calder at Paris Gates in Halifax.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: “Inquiries will remain ongoing to determine a cause of the death, however, at this stage, it is not believed there are any suspicious circumstances.”

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Dad arrested after Mylee Billingham aged 8 stabbed to death

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Eight-year old Mylee Billingham was stabbed to death in her own home, Her father has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mylee was found with serious stab injuries and rushed to Hospital, but died a short time later.

Her father Bill Billingham aged 54 is a murder suspect in the case, he has been arrested he remains in a critical condition after attempts failed to take his own life.

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the murder.

He is under a police guard after he was discovered with a stab wound to his stomach and will have to undergo surgery.

Police officers responding to a domestic incident were called to a house in Brownhills near Walsall in West Mindlands at 9.15pm on Saturday.

 

Her father uploaded a photo of Mylee to his Facebook profile just before emergency services were alerted to the tragedy.

The post was captioned with the words “Pitza on bed Iv Moo x.”

The girl was pictured on her bed smiling with two plates of pizza in front of her, Moments later she was murdered.

A post-mortem examination will take place later to establish the exact cause of Mylee’s death.

West Midlands Police said Billingham is yet to be questioned by officers due to his condition.

 

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Girl aged 8 who was stabbed to death named as Mylee Billingham

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A little girl who was tragically stabbed to death has been named as 8-year-old Mylee Billingham.

Police responded to a domestic related incident near Walsall and sadly discovery Mylee seriously injured.

Despite frantic efforts by police, paramedics and doctors nothing could be done to save Mylee.

Cops immediately arrested a man aged 54 in connection with her murder.

Sadly Mylee was found with life threatening injuries at a property in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night, and died a short time later in hospital.

West Midlands Police said the man was also taken to hospital with a stab wound to the stomach.

The 54-year-old man who was arrested remains in a “critical” condition and will Be question “in due course” in relation to the murder of 8 year old Mylee.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with Mylee’s death.

Our thoughts are with Mylee’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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