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Police believe bingo shooting was a targeted attack

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people were shot outside a north Manchester bingo hall.

Detectives believe it was a targeted attack and that the wider community were under no threat.

At around 7.50pm yesterday, Sunday 12 January 2014, police were called by hospital staff after a 56-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man arrived on foot after suffering gunshot wounds. The woman suffered an injury to her elbow while the man was shot in the hand. Both are now recovering in hospital and are stable.

The incident took place outside Gala Bingo at Harpurhey shopping precinct at around 7.15pm.

The woman finished playing bingo and arranged to meet her son there. He arrived in his white Audi, pulled up in the car park and she got in. Almost immediately a dark-coloured hatchback, possibly an Audi, pulled up behind them blocking them in.

Two white men then got out and one of them went to grab the son. Moments later a number of shots were fired at the Audi, one hitting the son and the other hitting his mother.

The son managed to barge his way out of the car park and drove off before abandoning the car on Woodville Terrace. This has now been recovered by police.

The injured pair managed to walk to hospital.

Police particularly want to hear from anyone who saw the dark hatchback driving at speed through Harpurhey either before or after the incident.

Superintendent Dean Howard, of the North Manchester Division, said: “It is understandable that when something like this happens in the heart of the community there are both genuine concerns and lots of rumours.

“First of all, it’s important that we stress once again that this was not a random attack – we believe at least one of the victims would have known, or known of, the people in the dark car.

“Secondly, I have seen speculation about the cause of this both in the media and on Facebook. We are still looking at different possible motives for this so people trying to second guess what this is about is unhelpful.

“If you know something, but are not confident giving us your details, you can of course give them anonymously and we do have measures that can keep it that way.”

“Anyone with information is asked to call us on 0161 856 4505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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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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