The last photo: Dad posted picture of daughter, 8, eating pizza in bed an hour before she was stabbed to death

Father posted this picture of his daughter, eight, eating pizza just an HOUR before ‘knifing her to death’: Brother of SAS TV star is arrested after neighbours heard mother sob ‘they stabbed my baby’

-The horrific incident happened at a house in Valley View, Brownhills, near Walsall, last night at around 9.15pm

-Girl, named as 8-year-old Mylee Billingham, was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries, but sadly died

-A 54-year-old man arrested and taken to hospital with a stab wound to his stomach, but his condition is stable

-He has been identified as the girl’s father Bill Billingham, whose brother is an SAS war hero who starred on TV

A father who allegedly stabbed his daughter to death posted a last photo of the little girl in bed – less than one hour before police discovered her seriously injured.

The picture of Mylee Billingham appeared on Facebook at 20.16pm, and was posted by her father, Bill Billingham.


In the image, Mylee smiles at the camera as she sits in her pyjamas in a double bed, with two plates of pizza in front of her.

Her father had captioned the image: “Pitza on bed lv moo x.”

Tragically, Mylee’s mother, Tracey Taundry, had ‘liked’ the image on Facebook, along with eight others.

Mylee was rushed to hospital on Saturday evening after officers discovered her seriously injured at an address in Valley View, Brownhills, near Walsall, at 9.15pm – just 59 minutes after the photograph had been posted.

She later died in hospital.

Bill Billingham, who suffered a stab wound to his stomach, has been arrested. He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

Bill’s brother Mark Billingham, who also goes by the name Billy, is one of the stars of Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins and is an instructor to the recruits.

In a statement, the special forces hero said: “Please respect my family’s privacy. There will be no further comment at this time.”

Mark was also a private bodyguard for Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise, and has completed 27-years with the elite military service.

Mylee’s mum, Tracey Taundry, was heard screaming “he’s stabbed my baby” outside the bungalow last night.

Mrs Taundry is not believed to live at the address.

Beth Taundry, a relative of the little girl, said on social media: “Don’t bombard anyone with messages, I know that people will want to pass on their condolences.

“We are far too hurt and far too confused right now to deal with logging onto social media and seeing some of the gossip that people in this area are writing.

“Although on behalf of our family I do want to thank everybody for their concern and the general messages hoping all is okay.

“The least everyone can do is keep us in your thoughts.”

Residents consoled Mylee’s mum outside the property last night.

Graham Greatrex, who lives a few doors along, said: “I came back and all the police cars were here and there was a lady here saying ‘he’s stabbed my baby’.

“She was standing on the street outside my house and I offered her a hot drink.

“It had been cordoned off with police cars and ambulances and she had been over the other side of the street before being led over to outside my house.

“She was hysterical. It wasn’t long after that they announced that they had taken the girl to the children’s hospital.”

David Taylor, 76, who lives opposite the house said: “I didn’t know the man who lived there very well but I saw him a few times in passing.

“It’s all old age pensioners here so it was unusual to see him living in the bungalow.

“He had only moved in around two months ago.

“That bungalow is jinxed. The girl who was living there before committed suicide.

“I can’t believe what’s happened and it being such a young girl is tragic. This is a lovely area and it’s so shocking it’s happened here.

“I never saw any children going in and out of the house. I only ever saw him there.

“I heard a commotion about 9.30pm and when I looked out I could see about six police cars and an ambulance.

“We thought it was a drug raid.”

Floral tributes were left in the snow outside the property in Valley View.

One simple message read: “RIP Little Angel”.

Bob Weir, 72, said: “I’m shocked and stunned. The first I heard of it was around 9pm last night. “The street was like something out of an American cop film, it was full of emergency services with flashing lights.

“The police knocked on my door and asked if I had heard anything from the house where it happened.

“I had seen the man who lived there and spoken to him but I didn’t know his name. I had never seen a girl there. “The bungalows are owned by Walsall Housing Group and it is normally a pretty quiet area.”

Ken Ferguson, a councillor for Brownhills, told the Express & Star: “It’s absolutely devastating news. I’m shell shocked to be honest. It’s horrendous, I still can’t take it in.

“We had an incident in Brownhills West last year when someone drove into an ambulance and you think something horrific like that is a one off.

“Someone so young has had their life taken away, I can’t comprehend it.”

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the homicide unit, said: “We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child’s death.

“Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death. Our thoughts remain with the family.”

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