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Police to quiz serial killer Levi Bellfield over new sex attack claims

Police to quiz serial killer Levi Bellfield over new sex attack claims after three women came forward following ITV’s Manhunt drama

  • Scotland Yard is assessing allegations made by a number of women
  • Colin Sutton revealed that three women had made contact after the show 
  • The allegations are set to be assessed by officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences command

Levi Bellfield (pictured above) is set to be quizzed by officers following new allegations

Police are set to quiz serial killer Levi Bellfield over new sex attack claims after three women came forward following ITV’s Manhunt drama.

Scotland Yard is said to be assessing allegations made by a number of women since the show first aired on Sunday 6 January.

Since the show, the officer that first nailed Bellfied, Colin Sutton, has revealed three women made contact with him to say they had been targeted by the monster.

In a statement Scotland Yard said: ‘The Met has been made aware of allegations following recent TV series Manhunt.

‘These will be assessed by officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences command.’

Now retired detective Mr Sutton, played by Martin Clunes in the series, told The Mirror that there was ‘little doubt’ that some of Bellfield’s victims had still not come forward.

The ITV drama Manhunt re-tells the events leading up to the serial killer's arrest and stars Martin Clunes as detective Colin Sutton, who has inspired other women to come forward

The ITV drama Manhunt re-tells the events leading up to the serial killer’s arrest and stars Martin Clunes as detective Colin Sutton, who has inspired other women to come forward

Top detective Colin Sutton details how he nailed Milly Dowler's evil-eyed psychopathic killer

Milly was murdered by former nightclub doorman and wheelclamper Bellfield

Top detective Colin Sutton details how he nailed Milly Dowler’s evil-eyed psychopathic killer

The television drama, which ended on Tuesday 8 January was based on Mr Sutton’s memoir which detailed his experiences during the case.

The programme followed the then Met detective and his team as they linked the 2004 murder of French student Amelie Delagrange, 22, in Twickenham, with the 2003 killing of Marsha McDonnell, 19, and the 2002 murder of Milly Dowler, 13, in Walton-on-Thames.

After Manhunt had aired Mr Sutton said Catherine Harvey, 33, told him that Bellfield tried to lure her into his car in 2002 when she was 17.

Amelie Delagrange (left) was murdered on the night of August 19, 2004 while Marsha McDonnell, aged 19, (right) died from head wounds in Hampton on February 4, 2003, yards from her home after getting off a bus

Amelie Delagrange (left) was murdered on the night of August 19, 2004 while Marsha McDonnell, aged 19, (right) died from head wounds in Hampton on February 4, 2003, yards from her home after getting off a bus

Amelie Delagrange (left) was murdered on the night of August 19, 2004 while Marsha McDonnell, aged 19, (right) died from head wounds in Hampton on February 4, 2003, yards from her home after getting off a bus

She said: ‘He was really intimidating… I was terrified.’

In 2008 Bellfield was convicted of murdering Amelie and Marsha. In 2011 he was found guilty of abduc­ting and murdering Milly. 

In 2011, Bellfield was found guilty of the murder of Milly Dowler and is one of around 50 British prisoners serving a whole life sentence, meaning he will never be released.

It emerged last week that he was part of a paedophile gang which preyed on more than 17 children in care, according to a council review.

Scotland Yard is studying the report which reveals links between the serial killer and six men accused of grooming children as young as 13 to be raped.

Those men have never faced justice and continue to ‘pose a serious threat to children’, the report by a respected social worker claims.  

Bellfield is said to have been a member of a Rotherham-style child sex ring in Hanwell, West London preying on victims from two children’s homes. His ‘associates’, who allegedly used Bellfield’s flat as a ‘raping room’, were never caught.

A six-month study of police and children’s home records has identified at least 17 potential victims aged 13 to 16, including a girl who told police she was assaulted at the age of 14 in Bellfield’s home only days before he killed Amelie Delagrange in 2004.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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