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£10,000 reward offered after man attacked with a Sledgehammer

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A £10,000 reward has been offered following a violent supermarket raid during the raid a man was attacked with a sledgehammer

The incident occurred at 9.45 am on Monday 3rd February 2014, When three robbers targeted Post Office Staff delivering cash to Aldi on Upper Lloyd Street, Moss Side.

The gang, who were armed with weapons including a machete and sledgehammer, entered the store.

They demanded cash and forced staff into an office off the shop floor.

After momentarily trapping themselves in the room they ran off empty handed through the shop.

They escaped in a white BMW One series, registration MT62 KKE, that had been stolen from an address in Cheetham Hill on the evening of 1 February 2014. The car used in the robbery remains outstanding.

During the raid a security guard who was making the cash delivery was hit across his back and shoulder by an offender with a sledgehammer. He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Now the Post Office is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the robbery.

Payment of the reward is subject to information being received within six months of the reward being announced (before 13 August 2014).

The validity of any claim will be determined by Post Office security in conjunction with the police.

The four offenders were all white men and were wearing balaclavas. They were armed with a machete and sledgehammer.

Detective Inspector Kevin Marriott, said: 2The men responsible are violent and dangerous individuals and we are working extremely hard to identify them.

“While we are following a number of lines of enquiry I hope the reward offered by the Post Office will encourage those with information about the offenders to come forward.

“If you think about what you could do with that money ⿿ pay off debts, buy a car or put a deposit on a house – then it is no exaggeration to say this is a life changing sum.

“I want to reassure those with information that you can contact us in absolute confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 6104, or 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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