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Killer Levi Bellfield makes confession to being in area on day of Chillenden murders

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Original article from Kent Live

One of Britain's most prolific killers has revealed he was in Chillenden on the day of the murders.

Levi Bellfield, notorious serial killer and sex offender, has reportedly given notes to his lawyer regarding his whereabouts after another man was convicted of the murders.

He has also admitted to driving a beige car which was similar to the one spotted at the crime scene, where Lin and Megan Russell were brutally killed 25 years ago.

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Lin, 45, and Megan, 6, were attacked as they walked home along a country lane on July 9, 1996, and the event sent shockwaves across the country, as the Mirror reports.

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After walking home from a swimming gala, the mother and her daughter were tied up by a man who demanded money before being beaten with a claw hammer.

The family's dog was also killed as part of the attack.

Lin's other daughter, Josie, then aged nine, did survive the attack, however she suffered terrible injuries.

Two years after the incident, drug addict Michael Stone was convicted of the killings.

Despite the convictions initially being overturned, he was again found guilty over the deaths at a fresh trial in 2001.

However, The Sun reports Bellfield's 15-page statement could now cast doubt over Stone's conviction after it was sent to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).

According to reports, Bellfield has also previously been questioned by detectives about the deaths of Lin and Megan on Cherry Garden Lane.

He is also the only prisoner in the UK currently serving two full life sentences.

Levi Bellfield is alleged to have confessed to the murder of Lin Russell and her daughter while in prison

2008 saw Bellfield jailed for killing 19-year-old Marsha McDonnell and 22-year-old Amélie Delagrange while also attempting to murder Kate Sheedy, 18, in south west London.

Three years later he was jailed for killing 13-year-old Milly Dowler.

The letter

The report adds that Bellfield has written to his solicitor saying that he has recalled exactly where he was on the day of the Chillenden murders.

He claims he left Middlesex at around 9.30am-10am and returned at 9.30pm.

He claimed he was driving a beige Ford Sierra Sapphire to the taxi office.

In the note he also recalls picking up a male passenger in Hounslow, west London, at around 9.30am before taking him to his home in Dover.

He added he used to spend a long time in the area "just driving around, in some cases for hours” on long-distance jobs.

Bellfield also stated he then filled the car with petrol, disposed of some rubbish and then headed home before taking a shower.

He then explained that he went on holiday to Turkey shortly after and left his car, similar to the one spotted by witnesses, in a nightclub car park.

One witness said a beige car sped out in front of her and was being driven in a strange manner near to Cherry Garden Lane, where Lin and Megan were attacked.

Lin Russell and daughter Megan, who were both killed

He wrote in the note to his solicitor: “In Turkey my paranoia and anxiety were bad. I flew home after three days."

“I decided it (the car) had to go. I drove it to Parrys Scrapmetal Yard in Brentford and had it crushed.”

Bellfield had previously denied any links to Kent, but reveals in the fresh statement that he had a relationship with a woman whose dad ran a pub in Chillenden.

He also admitted to having visited Cherry Garden Lane in 1995 after lunch at the pub.

Bellfield also writes he once visited a pub in Deal not far from Chillenden for business purposes in early 1996.

He reportedly admits visiting the lane again on his way back to Twickenham, south west London, where he briefly chatted to a dog walker.

However, in the notes he reportedly states he is by no means trying to help Stone, who is still in prison for the killings, and he has no loyalties to him.

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