Milly killer denies making confession to police
SERIAL killer Levi Bellfield has blasted the police for releasing details of his ‘confession’ to the abduction, rape and murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
The former bouncer and car clamper from West Drayton, was convicted in 2008 of the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange, and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy.
In 2011 he was found guilty of murdering 14-year-old Milly and has been jailed for life, with a judge recommending he should never be released.
Bellfield, who reportedly confessed to Surrey Police that he killed Milly, has since written to a journalist, saying he was “surprised and disappointed” when news of the confession emerged, adding he had not spoken to officers since “early last year”.
Referring to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (Pace) - the legislation which governs police interviews - he said: “Under Pace, I have made no admission to murder. This is fact.
“It is with deep regret that Surrey Police can release such appalling information so publicly with no thought to the victims’ families, and my family who are innocent parties caught in the crossfire.”
He then referred to his Muslim faith saying “this is between me and the Almighty Allah”.
Bellfield’s solicitor Julia Cooper has written to the police requesting the notes and tape recording from meeting.
Ms Cooper said Bellfield, now known as Yusuf Rahim after converting to Islam, believed a “covert tape” may have been used to record his response to a police interview in prison.
She said Bellfield denies all the crimes for which he has been convicted.
According the statement by Surrey Police, Bellfield abducted Milly on her way home from school and took her to the driveway of his mother’s home, believed to be in Feltham, where he raped her in broad daylight.
In February 2012, the 6ft 1in, 20-stone killer lost his bid to challenge his conviction at London’s Court of Appeal and will serve the remainder of his sentence.
His half sister AnnMarie Bellfield said she is convinced he has killed more women.
n KILLER: Levi Bellfield has denied his confession