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Two Kind Hearted Met Officer’s Raise £5K for robbery Victim

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Two kind-hearted police officers from Lambeth raised over £5,000, for an elderly man who had his life savings stolen by criminals posing as bogus police officers.

Police Constables Ben Ings and Simon Cracknell were so moved by the incident in which two men bullied their way into the Lambeth home of 84-year-old Stan that they set up a collection for him.

Supported by colleagues from the CID and response teams at Lambeth Borough, a grand total of £5,500 was raised.

On Thursday, 22 October at about 16:00hrs, police were called to Stan’s home in Lambeth after two men posing as police officers bullied their way inside, pushed him over and stole £8,000. He was not seriously injured.

Stan, who has no family nearby, later told the officers who were first on the scene that he was saving the money for his own funeral. They were so moved that they wasted no time relaying this to colleagues back at Brixton Police Station, prompting the fund to be set up.

On Monday, 21 December – which was also Stan’s 84th birthday – he was invited to Brixton Police Station where he met the Borough commander, Chief Superintendent Richard Wood, PCs Ings and Craknell – the two officers who were first on the scene – and the investigating officer, Detective Constable Sinem Sari, who presented him with a cheque for £5,500.

Tie-enthusiast and artist Stan was also presented with a tie-themed birthday cake, which was specially baked for him by another Lambeth police constable who was moved by his experience.

Speaking today, Stan said: “I received a wonderful service and help in my time of need from police in Lambeth, after I was brutally assaulted and had my life savings taken from me. Our police live up to the most reputable force in the world and they are an example for the rest of the world to follow.

“I thank them for the human kindness they showed me in all contact I had with the police officers from Brixton Police Station – it was a wonderful tonic.”

PC Ben Ings, said: “We are used to dealing with some very difficult situations, but we were particularly touched by this case.

“The fact that the perpetrator impersonated a police officer made it all the worse – people look upon an officer as someone they can trust, so for Stan to lose his life savings in this way, so close to Christmas, is something that really resonated with us.”

Chief Superintendent Richard Wood, Lambeth Borough commander, said: “It is particularly sad to see the most vulnerable members of our community being targeted in this ruthless way, and I would take this opportunity to reiterate previous appeals for anyone who may have information about who committed this crime to contact the police.

“Everyday, but particularly today, I am immensely proud of my officers who come into work every day not knowing what they are going to be faced with, but never faltering in their dedication to Lambeth and everyone who lives and visits here.”

An e-fit has been released of the main suspect who entered Stan’s home.

He is described as white man of medium build, with dark hair and a dark moustache. He was wearing dark clothing with heavy boots and walked with a limp.

It is thought he spoke with a Midlands accent, possibly Birmingham.

The second suspect is described as white with dark hair of medium build.

Police are asking for anyone with information, or anyone who recognises the suspects to call Lambeth police on 101 or 020 8649 2131. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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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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