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Police seize loaded Revolver an 20 ammunition rounds

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A loaded revolver and a further 20 rounds of ammunition have been seized by Greater Manchester Police’s Xcalibre Taskforce.

Officers also seized quantities of what is believed to be Class A drugs following the stop search and arrest of a man in a series of warrants yesterday, 15 January 2014.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of a firearm and remains in police custody for further questioning.

The recovery and the arrests were made by Greater Manchester Police’s Xcalibre Taskforce, which was set up to tackle gun and gang-related criminality in the Manchester area.

On Wednesday 15 January 2014, officers from Xcalibre stopped a grey Audi on Wharfside Way in Trafford. The 32-year-old man was inside the car and was arrested by officers, who then searched the vehicle.

They discovered a shoulder bag stashed in the front passenger footwell of the car, and inside the bag was a quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs. These have been sent for forensic analysis.

As part of the operation, officers then executed house searches in the North Wales and Cheshire areas. During a search of a property in the Wilmslow area, officers found the revolver loaded with six bullets hidden in a safe, along with further ammunition and what is also believed to be more Class A drugs.

These too have been sent for further forensic analysis.

Detective Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley said: “We will need to carry out some detailed ballistics checks on the gun to see if it has been used in any previous shootings or criminality, but what we can say with certainty is that seizing this weapon and so many rounds of ammunition has saved lives.

“This weapon was loaded and ready to fire at a second’s notice. In real terms, that means this weapon could have been easily used to seriously injure or even kill someone but because it has been recovered, it means one less gun that could cause serious harm on the streets of Greater Manchester.

“We have all seen the devastating consequences of gun crime, which has robbed families of their loved ones and caused untold misery. However, thanks to the work of the Xcalibre Taskforce and our partners, we have made huge strides in reducing gun crime and tragic incidents where people have lost their lives after being shot.

“What this recovery does show is that we will never ever rest because there will always be people out there who will try and get access to guns, whether to use them for themselves, hide them for others, or sell them on for profit.

“But thanks to the Xcalibre Taskforce, our partners and the vital co-operation we get from people in the community who do not want their area ruined by gun smugglers and criminals, we can take positive action and recover these weapons before they are ever fired.

“If you do have information about the whereabouts of a gun in your area, then please do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, 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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