Eight-year-old stabbing victim named by police

The eight-year-old girl was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards

At the time of writing, Mylee's dad Bill Billingham was fighting for his life in hospital after suffering a stab wound to the stomach.

POLICE have named a girl who died yesterday (20 January) after being found with knife wounds at a house in Brownhills.

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After spending 27 years in the SAS, where he became a top-ranking officer and won medals for bravery, he became a celebrity bodyguard to A-listers including Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie.

Schoolgirl Mylee Billingham died in hospital after she was found critically injured in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night.

Mr Billingham - who a friend said had recently been made redundant from a factory job - posted on Facebook a picture of his smiling daughter snuggled under a duvet with two plates of pizza in front of her. He is expected to undergo surgery in hospital and police said he would be questioned in due course.

Billingham's brother Mark is an ex-Special Forces soldier who found fame on the UK TV series SAS: Who Dares Wins.

The row of bungalows is occupied by mainly elderly residents.

One neighbour told the Express & Star: "The girl was just lovely with lovely long blonde hair".

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Police are treating the stabbing as a "domestic incident" and are not looking for anyone else in connection with Mylee's death.

According to news reports Mylee's mum Tracey Taundry was heard screaming "they stabbed my baby" as police raced to the bungalow.

Mr Greatrex, who lives a few doors from the crime scene, said as he helped the mother she said a man had "stabbed my little girl". "Our thoughts remain with them".

'The street was like something out of an American cop film, it was full of emergency vehicles with flashing lights.

Floral tributes have already been at the scene in Valley View.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow (22 January) to establish the precise cause of death.

Anyone with information should call 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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