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Help send homeless man who died in tragic fire back home for funeral

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The daughter of a homeless man has launched an appeal to bring her father after he was killed in a huge fire in Chinatown in Manchester.

His daughter simply wants her father brought back home to Ireland so he can be buried.

James was also known as ‘Popeye’ tragically died in the Blaze which broke out on November 25th alongside another homeless man known as ‘Uncle Albert’.

The pair had been sleeping rough within the building when the fire broke out.

Now his daughter who has not seen him for many years Leighann Kay has set up a GoFundMe page to ‘Bring James Home’.

She said his family are wanting to bring his body back to Ireland to be buried, and is appealing for help to raise the €2,000 needed to do this.

Leighann wrote: “Sadly my father James aka Shea, also known in Manchester as ‘Popeye’, passed away in England.

“As all his family lives in Ireland we want him home, to bring him back we need the money upfront which is €2,000.

“Unfortunately we haven’t got it so we’re appealing to anybody to please help if you can every donation is appreciated. Help spread the word!”

Leighann’s appeal has already raised €170. If you would like to offer your support please visit www.gofundme.com/xn-bring-james-home .

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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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