Po­lice close case on Dowler kil­ler Bell­field

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have closed an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­le­ga­tions sur­round­ing Milly Dowler kil­ler Levi Bell­field in re­la­tion to other se­ri­ous crimes.

Metropoli­tan po­lice had been co-or­di­nat­ing with the na­tional re­sponse, across 10 po­lice forces, re­lat­ing to in­for­ma­tion passed to the force in early 2015.

The in­for­ma­tion was regarding the crimes, which have not been dis­closed by po­lice, al­leg­ing the in­volve­ment of Bell­field who now calls him­self Yusuf Rahim.

The 47-year-old kil­ler, a for­mer West Dray­ton bouncer, is cur­rently in jail for killing 13-year-old school­girl Milly Dowler, Amelie De­la­grange, 22, and Mar­sha McDon­nell, 19, and the at­tempted mur­der of Kate Sheedy, 18.

Milly was snatched from the street while on her way from school to her home in Wal­ton-onThames, Sur­rey, in March 2002.

Her body was found in a wood in Yate­ley Heath, Hamp­shire – 25 miles from Wal­ton-on-Thames.

Bell­field was found guilty of ab­duct­ing and killing her fol­low­ing a trial at the Old Bai­ley.

He was al­ready in jail for the mur­ders of Amelie De­la­grange and Mar­sha McDon­nell – and the at­tempted mur­der of Kate Sheedy – when he went on trial ac­cused of killing Milly.

In 2008 he had been given a whole-life term for mur­der­ing Ms McDon­nell, 19, in 2003, and mur­der­ing Ms De­la­grange, 22, and at­tempt­ing to mur­der Ms Sheedy, 18, in 2004. But he was also sus­pected of other se­ri­ous crimes.

Of­fi­cers said it had taken “con­sid­er­able amount of time” to con­duct the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, but that all lines of en­quiry had now been “ex­hausted” and the de­ci­sion had been taken to close the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The de­ci­sion was made be­cause there is “no ev­i­dence” link­ing the in­di­vid­ual to any case for which he has not al­ready been con­victed.

Bell­field has been in­formed of the out­come.

MUR­DERER: Levi Bell­field

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