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Father on trial for murdering daughter 'kicked out' at police

Mylee Billingham died in January after she was stabbed. Her father denies murder. Credit: BPM Media

A father accused of murdering his daughter 'kicked out' at police who were trying to give him first aid.

William Billingham didn't assist officers who asked him what happened after they found him 'whimpering' and lying across his daughter.

It's alleged Billingham stabbed his eight-year-old daughter Mylee Billingham at his home near Walsall in January.

Today (Thurs), jurors at Birmingham Crown Court heard from one of the first officers on the scene who described how they kicked away the murder weapon.

Pc Stacey Banbery told the court: "I said 'what's happened?' and 'tell me what you have done'.

"When I was speaking to him his eyes were flickering and every so often he would open his eyes and look at me, but when he saw that I was looking back he would close them again."

At one point, she claims the 55-year-old kicked out at her, adding: "When I dragged him into the living room, he then started resisting. He had got control over his arms and I felt that he could control his body."

Asked by prosecutor Karim Khalil QC if Billingham had responded verbally or tried to help officers, Pc Banbery said: "He wasn't trying to assist in any way. I never heard his voice."

Billingham, of Valley View in Brownhills, denies murdering Mylee and making a threat to kill her mother, Tracey Taundry, as she arrived to take Mylee home.