A coroner is expected to open the inquest into the death of an eight-year-old schoolgirl who was found with stab wounds at a bungalow at the weekend.

Mylee Billingham, described as a “fun-loving” pupil at St James Primary School in Brownhills, West Midlands, by head teacher Andy Nicholls, died in hospital on Saturday after she was found with stab wounds at a bungalow in Valley View.

Her father Bill Billingham, 54, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Saturday.

He remains in a critical condition in hospital and is due to be questioned by police.

Walsall child stabbing deathFloral tributes in remembrance of Mylee Billingham outside the property in Brownhills, near Walsall (Phil Barnett/PA)

It is not known whether members of Mylee’s family will attend the hearing at Black Country Coroner’s Court, Oldbury, West Midlands, before Assistant Coroner Emma Whitting.