Milly Dowler’s killer Levi Bellfield is set to be charged with a string of attacks on other women, it has been reported
Milly Dowler’s killer Levi Bellfield is set to be charged with a string of attacks on other women, it has been reported.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police are said to have written to the brutal killer to tell him about their investigation and are set to question him, according to The Sun.
Bellfield, 52, was found guilty of the murder of 13-year-old Milly in 2011.
He was also convicted of the murders of French student Amelie Delagrange, 22, in 2004, and Marsha McDonnell, 19, in 2008.
He is one of around 50 British prisoners serving a whole life sentence, meaning he will never be released.
When he was initially convicted, Bellfield was suspected of dozens of other assaults.
Women who have survived attacks which have remained unsolved include Sarah Spurrell, Edel Harbison, Dawn Brunton and Jessie Wilson.
Ms Spurrell was 23 when she hit over the head in Hastings, East Sussex, in 2004.
She has previously called for her case to be reopened, stating she was ‘100 per cent sure’ Bellfield was her attacker.
Bellfield, 52, was found guilty of the murder of 13-year-old Milly in 2011
He was also convicted of the murders of French student Amelie Delagrange (left), 22, in 2004, and Marsha McDonnell (right), 19, in 2003
By then, Bellfield, who is imprisoned at HMP Frankland, had already killed Milly, in 2002, and Ms McDonnell in 2003.
In 2004, Bellfield tried to murder Kate Sheedy, then aged 18, by running her over. He went on to kill Amelie Delagrange that same year.
Also in 2004, Edel Harbison, then aged 34, was left with multiple skull fractures after being injured in a hammer attack.
Police reportedly want to quiz Bellfield over the attack on Ms Harbison.
Also attacked was Jessie Wilson, who was bludgeoned near her home in South-West London in 2003.
Later that year, in November, Dawn Brunton was attacked in West London and suffered a fractured skull.
Police also think he could have assaulted Corrine McGregor in 1994 and is suspected of the murder of Judith Gold, 51, in 1990.
The Metropolitan Police have been approached for comment.
Milly was snatched from the street while on her way from school to her home in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in March 2002.
Bellfield was found guilty of abducting and killing the 13-year-old following a trial at the Old Bailey in 2011.
He was already serving a whole life term for the murder of Ms McDonnell and Ms Delagrange and attempting to murder Ms Sheedy, 18, in 2004, when he went on trial for killing Milly.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police are said to have written to the brutal killer to tell him about their investigation and are set to question him. In 2004, Bellfield tried to murder Kate Sheedy (pictured), then aged 18, by running her over. He went on to kill Amelie Delagrange that same year
Last month, there were reports that Bellfield had been offered the coronavirus jab, even as millions of law-abiding Britons waited for theirs.
He was said to have received a letter saying he will be vaccinated in the coming weeks, the Sun reported.
Former Home Secretary David Blunkett told the newspaper that it ‘beggars belief’ that a ‘child murderer’ could have the vaccine ‘early’.
But the Ministry of Justice insisted in a statement posted on Twitter that prisoners were not getting preferential treatment for a coronavirus jab.
Priority for the vaccines has been determined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, with everyone over 70 and clinically extremely vulnerable people all planned to get a first dose by February 15.
It means prisoners in those categories will get the vaccine before ordinary Britons who do not have health conditions or are not elderly.
Bellfield reportedly complained that he should have ‘already’ had the jab because it ‘can spread like wildfire and we are in danger’.