United Kingdom

Serial killer Levi Bellfield 'is set to be interviewed by police in prison'

The serial killer Levi Bellfield is set to be interviewed by police in prison about several unsolved violent and sexual offences dating back to 1996, it has been reported. 

Detectives want to question the 52-year-old after victims came forward following last year's ITV drama Manhunt, which focused on the search for Bellfield after a murder, according to The Sun.   

He was convicted in 2008 of the murders of Marsha McDonnell, 19, in 2003 and French student Amelie Delagrange, 22, in 2004.

The serial killer Levi Bellfield (pictured) is set to be interviewed by police in prison about several unsolved violent and sexual offences dating back to 1996, it has been reported 

In 2011 he was also convicted of the 2002 murder of 13-year-old schoolgirl Milly Dowler. 

A source told the publication: 'There are a lot of violent and sexual offences that are being looked into. Some came due to publicity generated by Manhunt and some are separate from that.

'Bellfield is quite an intelligent man, but he was not an intelligent criminal. He had a clear pattern of behaviour, which was to stalk women with a hammer and attack them. 

In 2011 Levi Bellfield was convicted of the 2002 murder of 13-year-old schoolgirl Milly Dowler (pictured) 

He was convicted in 2008 of the murders of Marsha McDonnell, 19, (left) in 2003 and French student Amelie Delagrange, 22, (right) in 2004

'And you don't ask to speak to someone in a Category A prison based on one allegation — it is multiple allegations that show a pattern.'

Bellfield, who converted to Islam and now calls himself Yusuf Rahim, is in HMP Frankland in Co Durham, serving two whole life sentences. 

Fellow inmates include Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and Soham murderer Ian Huntley. 

Milly Dowler went missing while making her way home from school and her body was found in a wood six months later.

The fresh probe comes after victims came forward following last year’s ITV drama Manhunt starring Martin Clunes (pictured in the show) - about the search for Bellfield after a murder

Bellfield, who converted to Islam and now calls himself Yusuf Rahim, is in HMP Frankland (pictured) in Co Durham, serving two whole life sentences

Bellfield, who owned a wheel-clamping business in west London, had a string of convictions for minor crimes prior to being arrested on suspicion of the murder of French student Amélie Delagrange, 22, in August 2004. 

Despite having been a suspect in the 2002 killing of Milly Dowler it was not until 2011 he was brought to justice.  

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