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Milly Dowler murder: West Drayton bouncer admits 'abduction, rape and murder' of teenager

Levi Bellfield has admitted to police that he killed 13-year-old Milly Dowler

Confession: Levi Bellfield has finally admitted to police to murdering 13-year-old Milly Dowler
Confession: Levi Bellfield has finally admitted to police to murdering 13-year-old Milly Dowler

Levi Bellfield has finally admitted to the abduction, rape and murder of teenage schoolgirl Milly Dowler after being in jail for almost five years for the brutal killing.

The 47-year-old from West Drayton was found guilty of murdering the 13-year-old back in June 2011 after abducting and raping her while she walked home from school.

During a sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey, the former bouncer was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Despite his conviction, Bellfield never confessed his crimes , but on Wednesday (January 27) he admitted 'the abduction, rape and murder' to police.

On Wednesday, police detectives from the Surrey and Sussex said they arrested and released a man in his 40s in relation to allegations of rape and assisting an offender.

Police said that the arrest followed new information about an accomplice involved with Bellfield in the abduction and rape of Dowler, but not her murder.

Detectives say that while they "thoroughly investigated" the claim, the man was released with no further action as no evidence was found to support the allegations.

During the investigation however, police said they also spoke to Bellfield, who "has admitted his responsibility for the abduction, rape and murder of Milly Dowler".

Police in Surrey launched Operation Ruby following the disappearance of Milly Dowler in 2002 when she was on her way home from school in Walton, Surrey.

Levi Bellfield was convicted of the murder and abduction of Milly Dowler back in 2011 and is currently serving a life sentence.

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