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Pregnant woman wrestled to ground and dragged.

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Greater Manchester Police are investigating a serious incident were a pregnant woman was wrestledto the floor and dragged along the ground by a thief.

Luckily the unborn baby does not seem to have been harmed as the offender attempted to snatch the woman’s handbag on Hodge Street, Moston, at about 12.40pm on 17 January 2015.

However, the woman, 27, has been left extremely shaken up as a result and police are now appealingto anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Officers have also issuedan evofit of her attacker and are asking anyone who recognises this manto call police.

The woman, who is four months pregnant, had just left a newsagents on Hodge Street and was getting into her car when she was grabbed from behind by the offender, who threw her to one side and tried – unsuccessfully – to get into the car.

After failing to steal the car, he then grabbed the woman again and begun shaking her, shouting loudlyin her face although she could not understand what he was saying as hedid not speak English.

Panicking, the woman screamed she was pregnant and even showed the would-be thief the contents of her bag to show him she did not have any money or phones on her.

Undeterred, the thief threw her to the floor with some force and then dragged her along the ground by the strap on her handbag which was around her neck. Eventually, he let go and fled empty-handed.

Thankfully, the unborn babydoes not appear to have been harmed although the victim did suffer a breakto her right leg due to the impact of being thrown to the floor.

The offender is described as being black, 5ft 10in tall, of a stocky build and with a round face.He had a distinctive scar on the left side of his face. He was clean shavenand wore a black zip-up hooded top with white strings and light blue jeans.

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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