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Police investigating a string of indecent exposures in Salford

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Police investigating a string of indecent exposures in Salford, and have asked the public to remain vigilant and report incidents quickly.

There have been 23 exposure crimes in Ellesmere Park and Walkden in the past 12 months, the latest occurring on Friday 8th August.

A large proportion of the victims have been girls of school age.

Officers are advising that chances of catching the perpetrator increase significantly if the crimes are reported immediately to Police.

Detective Inspector Alan Clitherow said: “We want increased public awareness to coincide with schools re-opening after summer holidays.

“It is vital that any victims report the matter immediately so we can get to the area fast.

“Following the most recent incident, where the victim called straight away, the offender was arrested.

“It is very difficult to locate and prosecute the offender after the offence, as the primary evidence is mostly down to positive identification.”

Five people have been arrested in relation to the offences in Salford in the last year, four of whom were charged, but officers warn that a repeat offender remains at large and likely to strike again.

The most prolific offender is described as white, around 30 years old, slim build with fair or ginger hair.

“There is a clear trend through the offences of a repeat offender, the one described above, and we do not believe this male is one of the five previously arrested,” said Alan Clitherow.

“We do have offences with different descriptions to male above, so he is not responsible for all the crimes, but we believe around two thirds of them.”

In light of the prolific nature of this offender and the frequency of these types of incidents in Salford and Walkden, particularly Quaker Bridge in Eccles, GMP have responded by increasing resources and organising extra patrols in the areas most affected.

Clitherow added: “Plain clothes and uniform officers have been deployed, plus force resources such as dog handlers and mounted officers.

“It is important to reiterate that no other sex crimes are believed to be linked to these incidents, so there is no need for excess concern, however this offender obviously needs to be found to reassure the local community and safeguard the area’s school children.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 101 or 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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