Levi Bellfield fiance: is Milly Dowler murderer engaged?

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Levi Bellfield is responsible for a number of murders, including 13-year-old Milly Dowler and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy

Serial killer Levi Bellfieldresponsible for the murders of Marsha McDonnell, Amélie Delagrange and Milly Dowler, has become engaged and requested a prison marriage.

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The 53-year-old killer who a whole order of lifewould need the warden’s permission to get married in HMP Frankland, a category A male prison.

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Is Levi Bellfield Engaged?

The Justice Department confirmed that Bellfield is engaged and has requested a prison marriage.

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Former Attorney General Robert Buckland said so Sun that the planned marriage in prison is “unbelievable”, adding: “Milly never saw her wedding day. It can’t be right that he gets his.”

Buckland added, “People will be rightfully shocked to hear that a man capable of such depraved crimes and rightfully imprisoned is capable of building a relationship like this.”

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Serial killer Levi Bellfield is engaged and has requested a prison marriage, the Justice Department has confirmed (Picture: PA)

The outlet reported that Bellfield got on one knee to propose to his wife-to-be in front of HMP Frankland prison staff in County Durham.

A Justice Department spokesman said: “An application has been received and is being reviewed in the usual manner.”

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It is understood that Bellfield’s application is still being processed and has not reached any further stage.

who is his fiancé

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The identity of Bellfield’s future wife is unknown, although The Sun has identified her as a blonde woman in her forties.

She began writing to Bellfield in prison two years ago and has become a regular visitor of his.

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The woman reportedly traveled to Bellfield’s once or twice a week, and on one of those visits, Bellfield proposed.

The news outlet has said the woman bought Bellfield an engagement ring but he is not allowed to wear it until permission to marry has been granted. It is also said that Bellfield wrote love letters and poems to the woman and has pictures of her on his cell wall.

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Levi Bellfield serves a lifetime at HMP Frankland (Photo: Google Maps)

A source reportedly told the Sun: “Bellfield proposed to the lady in the traditional manner during one of her visits – and was delighted when she said yes.

“He bragged about it to other inmates and told people he had a fiancé. It’s all weird and quite disturbing.

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“It’s obviously hard to see what the woman sees in him, especially considering what he’s been up to and that he’s never getting out.

“But Bellfield is serious about her and has dealt with the legal issues surrounding getting married while in prison.

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“It’s legal, but he’s concerned prison authorities might make life difficult for him – which is why he’s already consulted his lawyer about it.”

What is Levi Bellfield’s pattern of behavior towards women?

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Before his life sentence, Bellfield fathered 11 children with three different women.

Amidst the investigation into Bellfield, police tracked down ex-girlfriends, all of whom described a similar pattern of abuse.

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Detective Sergeant Jo Brunt said: “He was first loveable, charming, then completely controlling and evil. They all said the same thing.”

After a few weeks together, Bellfield took his partner’s cell phone and replaced it with one that only had his number. He would also prevent them from seeing family or friends, would keep them from going out without his permission, and would keep a constant eye on what they were doing.

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A friend told police that after an argument, Bellfield told her to sit on a stool in the kitchen and not move. He went to bed while she stayed there all night.

Brunt said: “We asked her what she did to go to the bathroom and she said she’d rather wet herself than move off that stool. It shows how scared they were of him.”

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Speaking of Guardian In 2019, Becky Wilkinson, who had four children with Bellfield, described the abuse she suffered at the hands of the killer.

She said: “He pushed me down the stairs at the time [daughter Bobbie] was three days old.

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“While we were together, he hit me. I was not allowed to speak to or even see my family.”

DCI Colin Sutton addresses the press outside the Old Bailey on February 25, 2008 in London, England (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

“Combining these competing traits with his insatiable sexual appetite and utter disdain for women and girls resulted in a long line of girlfriends and partners.

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“We took so many testimonies that began, ‘I was in a brief relationship with Levi Bellfield. . .” But every new relationship ended in abuse, control, and violence.”

In response to news of Bellfield’s engagement, Sutton said, “We found that every relationship Levi Bellfield entered into started well and then quickly escalated into enforced control and violence.

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“It’s worrying that he still has the ability to enter into such a relationship with a partner.

“But she’ll be in a safer position than partners he’s had outside because he’s locked up.”

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Can you get married in prison?

Under the Marriage Act 1983, the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004, prisoners have the right to marry in prison.

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The wedding ceremony would take place in the prison’s chapel, after which the couple would be granted a two-hour supervised visit.

Conjugal visits are not permitted in English, Welsh, Scottish or Northern Ireland prison systems.

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Prisons Secretary Victoria Atkins said she had ordered an immediate review of Bellfield’s application to be married in prison, branding the proposed marriage “absolutely appalling”.

She claimed the news called into question the workings of human rights law and said Bellfield currently has the right under Article 12 to have his marriage application reviewed.

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Asked about the request on Sky News, Atkins said: “Absolutely appalling. I ordered an immediate review when it came to light last night.

“I just want to reassure people, I understand that an application has been made that is pending and he most certainly has not married yet, if I may allow him, he currently has the right under Article 12 of the Human Rights Act to do so get married… or they have the right to have the application reviewed by the prison authorities.

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“I very much welcome the forthcoming debate on the Bill of Rights and human rights considerations for the UK in the 21st century. Believe me, I’ll address that.”

Who is Levi Bellfield – and what has he done?

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Bellfield is an English serial killer, sex offender, rapist, kidnapper and burglar who is serving a life sentence at HM Prison Frankland for the murders of Marsha McDonnell, Amélie Delagrange, Milly Dowler and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy.

Kate Sheedy prepares to address the press at the Central Criminal Courts in London February 25, 2008 (Photo by SHAUN CURRY/AFP via Getty Images)

He received his first convictions in 1981 for burglary and in 1990 for assaulting a police officer.

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At the time of his first murder in 2002, Bellfield had served nearly a year in prison and was known for controlling his partners, being manipulative, and abusive.

At the time of the attacks, Bellfield was running a wheel clamp shop in and around West Drayton, where he lived. He was seen driving around in his van talking to young girls at bus stops.

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Milly Dowler’s mother and sister, Sally (L) and Gemma (C) listen as father Bob Dowler reads a statement outside the Old Bailey in central London June 24, 2011 (Photo by CARL COURT/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Amanda Jane “Milly” Dowler, a 13-year-old girl who disappeared on March 21, 2002. Six months later she was found dead in Yateley Heath Woods
  • Marsha McDonnell, a 19-year-old woman he assaulted with a blunt instrument near her home in Hampton in February 2003. While still alive when found, she died two days after being admitted to the hospital
  • Amélie Delagrange, a 22-year-old French student visiting the UK who was found on the evening of August 19, 2004 with severe head injuries. She died in hospital the night she was found
  • Kate Sheedy, an 18-year-old who hit Bellfield with his car – despite her multiple injuries and weeks in hospital, Sheedy survived the attack. Years later, she testified in court against Bellfield

Bellfield was also charged with the kidnapping and detention of then-17-year-old Anna-Maria Rennie and the attempted murder of Irma Dragoshi, but the jury did not reach a verdict on either of those charges.

DCI Colin Sutton (2nd L), Shane McDonnell (3rd L), Marsha McDonnell’s uncle, Ute McDonnell (4th L), Marsha McDonnell’s mother, and Amelie Delagrange’s parents, Jean-Francois and Dominique (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images )

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