Milly killer de­nies mak­ing con­fes­sion to po­lice

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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