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Taxi Driver killed on A19 after he got out of his car to help another driver

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At 1:41am on Saturday, July 16, police received a call from a taxi driver who had come across a car that had collided with the central reservation on the A19 near to the Killingworth turn-off.

The taxi driver had stopped his car at the scene of the collision and got out to see if he could help anyone.

While out of his car, and trying to help, another car passing the site of the collision collided with him.

Officers and paramedics attended the scene and he was given urgent treatment at the roadside, however he sadly died from his injuries.

The driver of the car who collided with the man stopped at the scene and is helping officers with enquiries. He has not been arrested.

Another man, aged 24, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in police custody.

We have identified the deceased man, have made contact with his family and are supporting them at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with them.

We are not in a position to name him publically at this stage and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Anyone with any information that could help police with their enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 140 16/07/16.

The incident has been referred to the IPCC because the man spoke to the police in the minutes before his death, this is protocol in any incident resulting in serious injury or death following police contact.

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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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