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Eight-year-old stab victim named by police

Mylee Billingham was eight-years-old. Photo: West Midlands Police/ Family handout

Police have named a girl who died after being found with stab wounds at a house in Brownhills.

Officers were called to the address on Valley View at around 9:15pm last night (Saturday 20 January).

Eight-year-old Mylee Billingham was taken to hospital with stab injuries but later died.

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A post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow (Monday 22 January) to establish the cause of death.

A 54-year-old man, who was found with stab injuries at the property on Valley View, was arrested in connection with the incident. He was taken to hospital for treatment and is currently in a critical condition.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from West Midlands Police said:

This is an absolutely tragic set of circumstances and my thoughts are with everyone who has been affected.

We are still at the early stages of understanding exactly what happened and why - but I can confirm we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.

– Inspector Jim Colclough, West Midlands Police