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Parents warned after men in black van attempt to snatch two children off street

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School’s have been placed on high alert as officer probe an attempt to snatch a schoolboy off the streets and in a separate incident, a schoolgirl was also subjected to an attempted grab.

Parents have now been warned that the two children were approached by men at two separate locations in a suspected snatch attempt.

Three men attempted to grab two teenage girls as they walked down the street, the fled and described the men as driving a large black van. The incident happened in North Prospect, Plymouth, Devon.

In a second incident, an 11-year-old schoolboy was approached on Uffculme, Devon, and managed to run away,

Schools have now sent parents a warning text message saying “The two 14-year-old girls were approached by the men who are described as being dressed in black during the incident on Yellowmead Road, North Prospect, at about 8 pm on Monday night, January 16.”

Police confirmed that officers are on the hunt for three suspects who are understood to have tried to grab the girls after approaching them in the street.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed “Police were alerted to reports of three men dressed in black in a large black van on Yellowmead Road, Plymouth, who had begun to walk over to two school girls at approximately 8 pm on Monday 16 January 2017.

“The two 14-year-old girls have ran off at this approach. The van has then left the scene in the direction of North Prospect Road.

“The men were described as white and British.”

Police also launched a separate appeal following the incident involving the 11-year-old boy “Devon & Cornwall Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward who may have seen the incident, or can help identify the man involved.

“The man is described as being white, in his 20s or 30s, wearing a black coat and black baggy jeans.

“He was around 5ft 8ins tall.

“Upon being approached by the man, the boy refused to engage with him and ran straight home to his parents – a move commended by police.”

Anyone who can help police with their inquiries is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 666 for 16/1/17

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org

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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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Girl 8 stabbed to dead in Walsall, West Midlands

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Police have launched a murder investigation after an 8 year old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested following the attack overnight in Brownhills.

Cops responded to a 999 call at 9.15pm to reports of a disturbance at the address on arrival they found a girl with serious injuries.

She was rushed to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save her this girls injuries were too serious and she died a short time later.”

The 54-year-old man was also taken to hospital and treated for a stab wound to his stomach.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the homicide unit, said: “We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child’s death.

“Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death. Our thoughts remain with them.”

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