Father to go on trial over death of Mylee Billingham, eight

Floral tributes in remembrance of Mylee Billingham (Phil Barnett/PA) Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

A father accused of stabbing his eight-year-old daughter to death is due to stand trial.

William Billingham, 54, was arrested in January after Mylee Billingham was found with knife wounds at his bungalow in Brownhills, near Walsall.

The schoolgirl died from her injuries in hospital after emergency crews were called to the scene at around 9.15pm on January 20.

Her father was taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for surgery to injuries caused on the same evening.

Billingham pleaded not guilty to murder during a hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court in June, and also denied a separate charge of making threats to kill her mother, Tracey Taundry.

The 55-year-old, of Valley View, is due to appear for a jury trial at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday afternoon.