Milly killer says HE’S dis­tressed by TV show

Brother’s claim as 3 new women say Bell­field tar­geted them

The People - - News Features - By An­to­nia Paget

MILLY Dowler killer Levi Bell­field took a week off his prison job af­ter claim­ing he is stressed over the TV show about his vile crimes.

Po­lice are set to in­ves­ti­gate new sex at­tack claims made against the mur­derer since the ITV drama Man­hunt aired ear­lier this week.

But Bell­field, 50, who is serv­ing life in top- se­cu­rity Fran­k­land prison, County Durham, whines that HE is the one suf­fer­ing


Scot­land Yard con­firmed of­fi­cers will be as­sess­ing the new crime re­ports. But mean­while his brother Richard Turner told how the mon­ster was un­able to work for a week.

And Bell­field grum­bled that he wasn’t even al­lowed to watch the show on TV – a priv­i­lege some­times given to pris­on­ers for good be­hav­iour.

Richard said: “My brother never watched the pro­gramme.

“He had no ac­cess to a TV. He was un­able to work f or a week be­cause of the pro­gramme be­ing aired and the dis­tress it caused him.”

The sick claim will hor­rify the fam­i­lies of

Mil­lie Dowler, 13,

French stu­dent Amelie

De­la­grange, 22, and

Marsha Mc­don­nell, 19, who fell prey to the se­rial killer in South

West Lon­don. Bell­field’s brazen re­ac­tion comes af­ter for­mer De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Colin Sut­ton – played by Martin Clunes in the se­ries – re­vealed he had been con­tacted by three women who claimed aimed they were tar­geted by Bell­field.

Now-re­tired Mr Sut­ton said: “It’s not a com­plete sur­prise, to be hon­est.

“We just don’t know what the bound­aries of this man’s of­fend­ing were.”

The Metropoli­tan Po­lice said: “The Met has been made aware of a num­ber of al­le­ga­tions fol­low­ing the re­cent TV se­ries Man­hunt.

“These will be as­sessed by of­fi­cers from the Child Abuse and Sex­ual Of­fences com­mand.”

The ITV drama de­pict­ing the role of Mr Sut­ton in hunt­ing down the fiend caused con­tro­versy when it was be­ing filmed.

Marsha Mc­don­nell’s brother Jack said there was no need for her 2003 mur­der to be re­told be­cause it was too painful. But the air­ing has led to pos­si­ble new lines of en­quiry against Bell­field, who also at­tempted to mur­der 18-year old Kate Sheedy by run­ning her over twice on her last day of school in 2004.

Ear­lier this week mum Catherine Har­vey re­vealed she be­lieved she had also been tar­geted by Bell­field.


KNOWN VIC­TIMS: Marsha Mc­don­nell, Milly Dowler and French girl Amelie De­la­grange MON­STER: Bell­fieldTRAGIC: Ge­off Gray, 17 MANHUNTER: Top cop Colin Sut­ton

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