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Notorious A Confession killer Christopher Halliwell may have murdered FOUR MORE women

Christopher Halliwell has been linked to four other unsolved murders

Notorious double killer Christopher Halliwell has now been linked to four other unsolved murders.

A witness has claimed that he saw Halliwell, who is currently serving life in prison for  two murders, drive a white van similar to the one spotted at the scene of the unsolved killing of Julie Finley. 

Ms Finley, 23, was found strangled with her naked body dumped in a field in Rainford, Lancashire on August 5, 1994. 

The witness now claims that taxi driver Halliwell lived just four miles from the field.

He is urging police to reinvestigate Halliwell, 55, who is being portrayed in ITV drama A Confession.  

The man adds that he is willing to give the police a statement, which could prove to be a breakthrough in Ms Finley’s 25-year unsolved murder.  

Halliwell was given life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of Sian O’Callaghan in March 2011. 

The story of her murder and the hunt for her killer is being portrayed in the new ITV drama. 

After being jailed for the first murder, Halliwell was later convicted of the killing of Becky Godden-Edwards, who had been missing since 2007.

Halliwell was given life imprisonment with a whole life order, meaning he will not be eligible for parole.

DS Steve Fulcher, who arrested ­Halliwell in 2011, believes he committed other murders. 

He said: ‘There’s no question, from all the information I gathered when I was running this inquiry in 2011, he committed other murders.’

Now, he has been linked to the killing of Ms Finley, as well as the murders of Carol Clark, Jackie Waines and Yvonne Fitt. 

Halliwell was given life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of Sian O'Callaghan in March 2011. The story of her murder and the hunt for her killer is being portrayed in the new ITV drama A Confession, starring Martin Freeman and Joe Absolom

Halliwell was given life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of Sian O’Callaghan in March 2011. The story of her murder and the hunt for her killer is being portrayed in the new ITV drama A Confession, starring Martin Freeman and Joe Absolom

Ms Finley vanished from the centre of Liverpool a day before she was found strangled.   

The witness claims that Halliwell stayed in nearby Aughton, where he worked as a window fitter, from Monday to Friday before returning to his home town of Swindon.

He also added that the killer drove a 1986 D-reg Ford Transit van, which is similar to the one spotted near the scene. 

A woman calling  herself Tina told police soon after Ms Finley’s killing that she was going to see a taxi driver. 

Another witness also claimed that a woman matching Ms Finley’s description had been seen arguing with a man, who was trying to force her into a van. 

A witness has claimed that he saw Halliwell, who is currently serving life in prison for two murders, drive a white van similar to the one spotted at the scene of the unsolved killing of Julie Finley

A witness has claimed that he saw Halliwell, who is currently serving life in prison for two murders, drive a white van similar to the one spotted at the scene of the unsolved killing of Julie Finley

Carol Clark, 32, was picked up from the Bristol red light district in March 1993 before being dumped in a canal at ­Sharpness, Gloucestershire

Carol Clark, 32, was picked up from the Bristol red light district in March 1993 before being dumped in a canal at ­Sharpness, Gloucestershire

Yvonne Fitt, a mother, was found in a shallow grave outside Otley, West Yorkshire in 1992

Jackie Waines, 35, was a mother abducted in Bristol and murdered in 1985

Yvonne Fitt (left) , also a mother, was found in a shallow grave outside Otley, West Yorkshire in 1992. Jackie Waines, 35 (right), was a mother abducted in Bristol and murdered in 1985

It appears as if Ms Finley’s murder, and those of the other three women, match a pattern to the killings Halliwell was convicted for. 

Former murder detective Peter Kirkham told the Mirror: ‘When you have got the modus operandi and the suggestion he was living in the area at the time, it makes it something the police should firm up.

‘It’s worth Merseyside police having a good look at, and if those things are correct, setting up a cold case investigation.’ 

In all of the unsolved cases, the women had been alone and were probably enticed into a car in a city area before being dumped in a more rural location.

Carol Clark, 32, was picked up from the Bristol red light district in March 1993 before being dumped in a canal at ­Sharpness, Gloucestershire.

It is believed she she had either suffered a heavy blow to the neck or been strangled.

Halliwell lived 40 miles away at the time and had a good knowledge of the canals, as he was a narrowboat enthusiast.

The victim’s brother-in-law Terry Townsend said her family had noticed similarities in A Confession between the murders the killer was convicted of.

Jackie Waines, 35, was a mother abducted in Bristol and murdered in 1985. 

Yvonne Fitt, also a mother, was found in a shallow grave outside Otley, West Yorkshire in 1992 and, like Ms Waines and Ms Clark, was snatched from red light districts. 

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