TWO new witnesses have come ahead after serial killer Levi Bellfield confessed to the hammer murders of mum and daughter Lin and Megan Russell.
Bellfield, 53, has provided to take a lie-detector take a look at over his assertion as we will reveal he informed jail buddies he has killed at the very least seven individuals in all.
One of many new witnesses has been described as “extremely credible”.
She says she noticed Bellfield after Dr Lin, 45, and Megan, six, have been murdered in Cherry Backyard Lane at Chillenden, Kent.
In his confession, Bellfield even mentions seeing the girl as he drove off in a beige Ford Sierra.
He mentioned: “As I left, I pulled out of Cherry Backyard Lane, then out on to a different little highway the place I pulled out in entrance of the woman.
“I saved wanting within the rear-view mirror at her whereas additionally checking my face for blood.”
The girl is known to have recognised Bellfield from media tales two years in the past, and to have picked him out in a digital parade.
The police’s authentic e-fit seems extra like Bellfield than Michael Stone — the person locked up for killing Lin and Megan.
The Russells had been strolling dwelling from a swimming gala on Tuesday, July 9, 1996.
Daughter Josie, 9, survived horrific accidents.
Household canine Lucy was additionally slain.
Bellfield has pledged to attract footage of the scene exhibiting the place he left the our bodies and Stone’s solicitors consider he’s telling the reality.
They are saying he offered an in depth description concerning the murders and of precisely the place it occurred.
The Solar on Sunday informed final week lifer Bellfield admitted he had killed Lin and Megan to Stone’s solicitor.
It means Stone, 61 — jailed for all times after being convicted in 1998 — could have suffered a miscarriage of justice.
The opposite witness is a jail inmate.
He contacted Stone’s authorized group to say fellow lag Damien Daley — who claimed armed robber Stone confessed to him — had since admitted making up the story.
He has been in jail with heroin addict Daley, who’s serving life for murdering a drug vendor in 2014.
Daley claimed Stone had confessed to him at Canterbury Jail once they have been in adjoining cells.
Stone efficiently appealed when one other inmate who offered “confession” proof admitted he had made it up.
However he was once more convicted at a 2001 retrial that additionally relied on Daley’s testimony.
A supply near the Russell case mentioned: “The brand new witnesses are necessary and an enormous breakthrough.
“One claims to have seen Bellfield on the scene, and acquired a very good view of him.
“And the opposite utterly undermines the premise of Stone’s conviction.
“They’ve given Stone and his authorized group hope that the conviction may lastly be overturned.
“Additionally it is extremely important that Bellfield has provided to take a polygraph take a look at to point out he isn’t mendacity.
“It’s one thing that Stone’s solicitors need to prepare and use to point out his confession is strong.
“It couldn’t be utilized in a courtroom of regulation, however it will add to the case that Stone needs to be allowed to attraction his conviction as Bellfield is prone to be responsible.
“If Bellfield does provide drawings of the scene, exhibiting the place our bodies have been, that may add to it additional and would present a data that solely the killer and investigating officers would have.
“Once more, it will add considerably to the confession.”
Bellfield, we will reveal, is to be quizzed in weeks at Frankland Jail by Met detectives over the Judith Gold homicide and teenager Elizabeth Chau’s disappearance.
He’s serving two full-life phrases — one for killing Milly Dowler, 13, in 2002 and one for the murders of Marsha McDonnell, 19, and Amelie Delagrange, 22, in South West London in 2003 and 2004.
In his confession, he additionally admitted the unsolved homicide of mum-of-three Judith Gold, 51, in Hampstead, North London, in 1990.
A seventh sufferer is prone to be Elizabeth Chau, 19, who vanished in West London in 1999.
‘ADD TO CONFESSION’
Thames Valley College pupil Elizabeth was final seen on CCTV as she walked dwelling to Ealing the place Bellfield, of West Drayton, West London, ran a clamping enterprise.
Our supply mentioned: “Bellfield is anticipating the police fairly quickly. He’s saying he’ll converse to them and will inform them concerning the different murders he’s speaking about.
“Clearly, he confessed to the Judith Gold homicide in his assertion however he didn’t go into element.
“And within the case of Elizabeth Chau, if she is lifeless, her physique has not been discovered so the killer would know the place it’s.”
We informed final week how Bellfield had described in chilling element how he approached Dr Russell and her two daughters.
He mentioned: “I used to be sporting brilliant yellow marigold washing up gloves and holding a hammer.
“My first intention was to assault Lin however I shortly modified my thoughts as a result of screams and was apprehensive she would combat again given the kids have been along with her.”
He mentioned he was splattered with blood and had thrown the hammer within the River Thames earlier than flying to Turkey, returning days later to scrap his automobile.
Bellfield, who calls himself Yusuf Rahim after changing to Islam, mentioned he was shocked to search out one other man — Stone — had been arrested.
In his assertion, he wrote: “It’s clear that Kent Police have their greatest pursuits when publicly saying they’ve the precise man and it was not me.
“I can not dictate the Felony Justice System. I can solely inform you of my guilt. I do know what I did. I’d even take a polygraph.
“I’m not mentally unstable, nor am I a serial confessor. I’m simply doing one thing I ought to have carried out a few years in the past.”
Bellfield’s four-page assertion shall be referred to the Felony Instances Overview Fee (CCRC), which has the ability to order a retrial.
Michael Stone’s solicitor Paul Bacon declined to remark intimately earlier than the assertion is handed to the CCRC.
He mentioned: “I’m glad this assertion is real and that Michael Stone is harmless.”
The CCRC mentioned all proof shall be “rigorously analysed”, together with a bootlace discovered on the scene which police mislaid for 14 years till it was present in storage.
It’s understood to have offered a “partial” match to Bellfield.
Stone’s sister, Barbara, needs an unbiased police power to deal with any future probe, saying she believes there’s a battle of curiosity with Kent Police.
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BELLFIELD has provided to speak to police on this assertion — and they need to take him up on that.
If he’s keen to take a polygraph take a look at then that may be a pointer to the very fact he’s telling the reality and needs to be carried out.
If I used to be investigating this, there are lots of issues I might need to confirm.
He says he was working as a cabbie and had his automobile scrapped — can this be checked?
I might additionally need extra element from Bellfield on his automobile.
He additionally describes the lane intimately so I might desire a website go to to see if that’s proper.
His flights to Turkey could possibly be checked, and he says he threw the homicide weapon – the hammer – into The Thames at Walton. That may be searched.
The Met Police’s diving group can have searched the river at that time beforehand.
Nevertheless it could possibly be the case that they’ve recovered a hammer and never realised its significance and it’s in a retailer someplace so their recordsdata needs to be checked.
The best factor can be for the Residence Workplace, Kent Police and Met Police to have a dialog and both for Kent to take a look at it once more or the Met to step in.
The CCRC ought to act shortly and never kick it into the lengthy grass.
However its function is primarily to evaluate whether or not Stone could possibly be harmless and there needs to be re-trial.
My intestine response is that Bellfield is telling the reality.
- Alan Jackaman was a part of the Met’s first devoted Homicide Investigation Crew in 1994. He led the cold-case overview that convicted Robert Napper in 2008 of the 1992 killing of Rachel Nickell, 23.
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