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Heart Warming: Police officers spend rest day gardening for 83 year old conned by rogue traders

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Kind officers in Newcastle ‘dig deep’ to help victim of crime.

Last week police in the west end of Newcastle got a call from an 83-year-old woman who thought she had been the victim of ‘rogue traders’.

After visiting and speaking to the woman they quickly established that she had been conned out of hundreds of pounds by three fraudsters.

The men had knocked on her door and said they would carry out work on her garden for a fee. They managed to trick her into paying hundreds of pounds to them before pulling a few weeds from her garden.

They then left the weeds dumped on the path before leaving with the money, never to be seen again.

The woman was left incredibly upset by what had happened and her garden ruined.

A full investigation was carried out into the incident however police have been unable to find the men responsible.

When officers from B Rota 24/7 response team in Newcastle heard about what happened they got in touch with the victim and offered to come on their days off and sort her garden out for her.

She was over the moon with the offer and so yesterday (Tuesday June 21) PC John Lorraine has been at the address and has spent the day weeding, digging, planting and pruning.

Newcastle Sergeant Rich Gentry said: “This is a truly kind and fantastic gesture by PC Lorraine and B Rota to give up their days off and their own free time to come and help a member of their community who had been the victim of a crime.

“They did it because they care about what they do and about the communtiy they serve. The officers are a credit to the force and I know from having spoken to the victim she was really touched by the help and thankful for what they are doing for her.

“We are extremely proud to have such thoughtful, caring and kind officers as part of the team who are willing to go the extra mile to help those in need.”

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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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