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Father accused of murdering daughter unfit to attend court

Mylee Billingham was stabbed at William Billingham's house near Walsall. Credit: BPM Media

A father accused of murdering his daughter is unfit to attend court, jurors have been told.

The trial of William Billingham was adjourned on Monday, with the judge saying it was 'perfectly clear' they wouldn't be able to make any progress in the trial.

Billingham, who is 55, was also absent from Birmingham Crown Court on Friday because of illness.

Adjourning the case until Tuesday, Judge Paul Farrer QC told the jury: "I am afraid Mr Billingham is still unfit to attend court.

"At the moment, the court doesn't have as much information as to his condition as I would like. But one thing that's perfectly clear is that we are not going to be able to make any progress with this trial today."

The father-of-six is accused of murdering Mylee Billingham at his home in Brownhills, near Walsall. The eight-year-old was found with stab wounds back in January.

He is also accused of making a threat to kill Mylee's mother, Tracey Taundry. Billingham denies the charges.