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We’re helping raise £10K for Police Officer told he can’t drive again

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Two Cleveland Police Officers husband and Wife are appealing for help after PC Andrew Bradley has been told he can no longer drive after being confined to a wheelchair.

In February 2008 Andrew was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. In September 2011 he had to inform the Road Policing Unit where he worked that he felt he could no longer carry out front line duties for the safety of himself and others. Since then, his condition has deteriorated and he is now confined to a power wheelchair 99% of the time. Luckily he still has his job, albeit at a desk in the intelligence office.

On Thursday 4th August 2016, he had a driving assessment with North East Driving Mobility to see if he could continue driving our private automatic family car. Unfortunately he was told that his current ability to drive the car was poor and was told not to drive until he had a car adapted to his needs.

This would involve a ‘drive from wheelchair car’ and a joystick steering system due to the tiredness he suffers in his hands and arms. The joystick steering system alone costs £40,000 so quite understandibly Motability want us to pay a certain amount towards it. We have been informed this will be a minimum of £10,000 due to having two young children and needing the space for pushchairs too.

Andrews wife Ailsa is now hoping to raise some money so her husband can continue to work telling Police Hour “We do not have this kind of money and are appealing for help in order to raise the funds for my husband to keep his independence.

“I am organising a one day 100 mile bike ride and other colleagues are trying to help me as much as they can. I would be ever so grateful if you could find it in your hearts to make a donation to my Justgiving page no matter how small it is.”

Please dig deep and support the police family https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Andrews-car 

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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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