Police close case on Dowler killer Bellfield
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