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Community who lost police station paying private company to keep streets safe

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The first signs of private security companies are emerging on the streets of Frinton in Essex. 

Near by police station Walton on the Naze was closed. 

Police Hour learnt of this a number of weeks ago, when by chance we had a conversation with a secuirty guard claiming to act on behalf of the Police. 

We were informed the public was paying for this service but they were closely working with the police. 

At the time we didn’t think this was possible, We looked into the matter a little further.  

Sky News has today reported that 300 locals have clubbed together and are each paying a security company £2.00 per week to patrol their streets. 

The secuirty firm AGS has taken advantage of cuts to policing to cash in on the policing sector. 

Unformed officers drive around the town in marked Landrovers between 7pm and 7am everyday. They also provide a direct emergency line to the team. 

When things get a little more serious they are urged to call 999. 

AGS have none of the powers the police have but they do have the power of a citizens arrest. 

AGS have confirmed they are working with Essex Police and are sharing information and intelligence. 

The company even have plans to be connected to the police radio so they can have close contact with Police Officers. 

They are also talks of shared powers giving the secuirty firm more authority thus saving the police more money. 

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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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