Mourners to pay tribute to stabbed schoolgirl Mylee Billingham

The funeral of stabbed schoolgirl Mylee Billingham is being held in her home town on Tuesday.

Mourners have been invited to wear "bright and beautiful" clothing in memory of the eight-year-old, who died at Birmingham Children's Hospital in January after suffering knife wounds in Brownhills, near Walsall.

The funeral service is being held at St James Church in Brownhills.

Mylee Billingham funeral
Mylee Billingham was found with knife wounds at her father's home (West Midlands Police/PA

Mylee's father, William Billingham, has been charged with her murder and making threats to kill and is due to re-appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court next month.

The primary school pupil was pronounced dead in hospital after being found with knife wounds at her father's bungalow in Valley View on January 20.

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