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Ipswich Drug dealer jailed for five years

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An Ipswich based drug dealer has yesterday (Tuesday 20 January) been sentenced to five years in prison.

Idris Farah, aged 22, of Luther Road in Ipswich was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A – crack cocaine and also heroin.

Farah was searched and arrested by officers in Fuchsia Lane on Friday 27 June 2014 and found with over 200 wraps of crack and heroin, worth an approximate street value of £3,000. He pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on the first day of his trial on Wednesday 3 December 2014 before being sentenced yesterday.

Ipswich Policing Commander, Superintendent Louisa Pepper said: “This sends a clear message to drug dealers who operate in Suffolk; this activity will not be tolerated and you will be put behind bars for your actions. I also hope that this result reassures the local community that we are targeting the issue of drugs within Ipswich.

“We are acting on intelligence and getting out on the streets to catch offenders red-handed with drugs in their possession. This case was an excellent piece of work by officers who saw Idris getting out of a taxi and acting suspiciously. He then attempted to run away from officers on foot, but was pursued and arrested shortly afterwards.

“Suffolk Police takes drug crime seriously. We recognise that drugs have serious effects not on only for those who use them, but also for the communities affected by this kind of criminality.”

Farah was also sentenced for two counts of possession with intent to supply while on remand in Norwich Prison. It comes after a targeted search was carried out by prison staff on 25 September 2014 where 125 wraps of crack cocaine and a wrap of heroin were recovered.

Inspector Nik Hewitt, Local Policing Commander for Norwich North, welcomed the sentenced adding: “This sends a clear message that whether you are involved in the supply of illegal drugs on the streets or in prison, you will be targeted, dealt with and put before the courts; being a prisoner does not mean you are free to continue with criminal activity.”

Stew Kelly, Head of Security and Intelligence at HMP Norwich, said: “This conviction and sentence is a result of the outstanding work by staff at HMP Norwich. The drugs were seized during an intelligence led search operation as part of our strategy to disrupt and prevent drug supply and the associated order and control threats in custody.

“We are committed to robust management and challenge of those prisoners who view it as acceptable to commit criminal offences whilst in our custody while also working with partner agencies; in particular Norfolk Police and the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) which was at the very heart of this success.”

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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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