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Murder investigation after dad and son attacked as gang attempted to steal moped

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A man has died after he and his father were attacked by a gang who were attempting to steal a moped from outside their house.

A murder inquiry has been launched, led by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command. Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

At around 01:25hrs on Tuesday, 13 September, a family were woken by a noise outside their house in Gibbfield Close, Chadwell Heath.

Two of the family – a 27-year-old man and his 46-year-old father – rushed outside and saw a group of up to four men attempting to steal a moped.

Both men sustained stab injuries. They were taken to an east London hospital, where the 27-year-old man was pronounced dead in the early hours of Wednesday, 14 September.

Officers know the identity of the deceased, but await formal identification. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

The 46-year-old man remains in hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The group of men ran away from the scene, without the moped. There has been no arrest at this stage.

A murder investigation has been launched by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything that may assist the investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police via 101. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or visit 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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