54-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering Birmingham schoolgirl Mylee Billingham

Mylee was found with knife wounds on Saturday

Mylee was found with knife wounds on Saturday

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight-year-old Mylee Billingham in Birmingham.

Mylee was found with knife wounds at a house in Valley View, Brownhills in Walsall at around 9.15pm on Saturday (January 20).

She was taken to hospital with stab injuries but nothing could be done to save her life and she was pronounced dead shortly after.

A post mortem examination took place on Monday (January 22) and the results confirm that Mylee died of a single stab wound to the chest. 

The 54-year-old man remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. He will be interviewed when he is deemed medically fit. 

Police say they are continuing to support Mylee’s family at this tragic time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.