Milly’s killer could have lied ‘to in­flict pain’

No ev­i­dence of other Bell­field mur­ders

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­

THE se­rial killer and for­mer West Dray­ton bouncer Levi Bell­field might have lied about other mur­ders to hurt griev­ing fam­i­lies, ac­cord­ing to the re­tired of­fi­cer who caught him.

Bell­field, 48, is serv­ing a whole life sen­tence for the mur­der of 13-year-old school­girl Milly Dowler af­ter snatch­ing her while she walked home from school in Sur­rey in 2002.

The Metropoli­tan Po­lice an­nounced on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 9 that a two year in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Bell­field’s claims found no ev­i­dence he was linked to other crime.

Bell­field was jailed in 2008 for killing 19-yearold Mar­sha McDon­nell in 2003 and Amelie De­la­grange, 22, in 2004.

The re­tired of­fi­cer who caught Bell­field in 2008, Colin Sut­ton, told the Daily Mir­rror: “You can’t be­lieve a word he says.

“He likes this kind of at­ten­tion and to in­flict pain on other peo­ple.”

Bell­field had told po­lice he was guilty of other at­tacks in early 2015 but later with­drew the claims.

When he was con­victed of Milly Dowler’s mur­der in 2011, de­tec­tives said Bell­field may have been re­spon­si­ble for 20 at­tacks on women that re­mained un­solved.

Pos­si­ble crimes linked to Bell­field in­cluded the dis­ap­pear­ance of stu­dent El­iz­a­beth Chau, 19, in 1999.

She was last seen on CCTV in Eal­ing on her way home from Thames Val­ley Univer­sity, but has never been found.

In Jan­uary 2000, Lola Shenkoya, 27, a US-born com­puter grad­u­ate, got off a bus near Eal­ing Broad­way sta­tion when she too dis­ap­peared.

But Scot­land Yard ruled out Bell­field, say­ing “there is no ev­i­dence to link him to any case for which he has not al­ready been con­victed.

LIAR: Of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gated claims made by se­rial killer Levi Bell­field

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.