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72-year-old bashed over the head in robbery.

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Police have launched an investigation after a pensioner was assaulted by robbers who hit him over the head.

Police attended an incident which occurred at 10.10pm whereby a 72-year-old man was driving down park Bridge Road in Ashton-under-Lyne, when he pulled over at it’s junction with Alt Road to go to the toilet.

While there he was approached from behind by two people, probably men, who threatened him, demanding cash. He handed over a small amount of money but was immediately hit over the back of the head with some kind of weapon.

He collapsed to the floor and the robbers ran off with his cash.

He was taken to Tameside General Hospital for treatment to a nasty head injury but has since been discharged and is now recovering well at home.

Detective Constable Carolyn Hargreaves, based Ashton, said: “Thankfully this pensioner is making a decent recovery, at least from the physical wounds.

“He was attacked as he got out of his car at a wooded area, just off the road. I know this spot is popular with local people so I would ask if anyone saw what happened to contact the police.

“I would also like to appeal to anyone else who has been attacked at, or nearby, this location, to speak to the police in confidence. Our priority is to catch violent criminals and to make all parts of Ashton safe for residents.

“So, if anyone has any information that can help, then please call us on 0161 856 9350 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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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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Girl 8 stabbed to dead in Walsall, West Midlands

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Police have launched a murder investigation after an 8 year old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested following the attack overnight in Brownhills.

Cops responded to a 999 call at 9.15pm to reports of a disturbance at the address on arrival they found a girl with serious injuries.

She was rushed to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save her this girls injuries were too serious and she died a short time later.”

The 54-year-old man was also taken to hospital and treated for a stab wound to his stomach.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the homicide unit, said: “We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child’s death.

“Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death. Our thoughts remain with them.”

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