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Levi Bellfield ‘is being investigated over hammer attack that killed Lin and Megan Russell’

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Milly Dowler’s killer Levi Bellfield ‘is being investigated over hammer attack that killed Lin and Megan Russell’

  • Michael Stone is currently serving three life sentences for the murders in Kent
  • But a fresh witness ‘saw a beige Ford’ like the one Bellfield drove at the scene
  • Bellfield is currently serving life for killing Milly Dowler, 13, and two women 

Levi Bellfield is being investigated over the murders of Lin and Megan Russell, with the serial killer telling friends he is ‘in trouble’.

Michael Stone is currently serving three life sentences for the murders of Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, who were found bludgeoned to death in Chillenden, Kent. in July 1996.

But a fresh witness is said to have seen a beige Ford like the one Bellfield drove at the time driving away from the horror scene.

Bellfield is currently serving life for killing schoolgirl Milly Dowler, 13, and two women.

According to The Sun, Bellfield has told friends he is ‘in trouble’ and is said to fear that his alibi for the Kent murders may have been undermined by an ex-girlfriend.

Stone’s defence team believes a potentially crucial piece of evidence, which they say was recently unearthed after being lost by police, could point the finger at someone else.

Undated handout photo of Lin Russell and daughter Megan. New evidence could link serial killer Levi Bellfield to the brutal hammer murders of Lin and her young daughter Megan

Josie Russell, pictured, then aged nine, suffered severe head injuries in the attack and the family's dog, Lucy, was killed

Josie Russell, pictured, then aged nine, suffered severe head injuries in the attack and the family’s dog, Lucy, was killed

A bootlace was rediscovered after 14 years and DNA on the lace could prove whether Michael Stone did beat Lin and her six-year-old daughter to death.

Josie Russell, then aged nine, suffered severe head injuries in the attack and the family’s dog, Lucy, was killed.

The attack took place in 1996 as the family walked home along a country lane from a school swimming gala.

Stone, 61, was arrested the following year and convicted after trial of two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. But he has always protested his innocence.

A bootlace, used to tie up one of the girls, was dropped by the killer and later found at the scene by detectives. 

A small part of the lace was tested for DNA at the time. But, with the processes still in their infancy, the tests came back inconclusive.

Bellfield has told friends he is 'in trouble' and is said to fear that his alibi for the Kent murders may have been undermined by an ex-girlfriend

Bellfield has told friends he is ‘in trouble’ and is said to fear that his alibi for the Kent murders may have been undermined by an ex-girlfriend

Stone, 61, was convicted  of two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. But he has always protested his innocence

Stone, 61, was convicted  of two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. But he has always protested his innocence

Stone, a drug addict with prior convictions, was arrested a year after the attack and charged with the murders.

He was found guilty after two prisoners – one of them drug addict and convicted murderer Damian Daley – gave evidence for the prosecution, telling the court how Stone had confessed to him in prison.

In 2001, Stone faced a retrial after one of the prisoners withdrew the claim against him.

However, he was found guilty once more and sentenced to three life-sentences.

He is due to finish his 25-year minimum term next year, but will not be allowed out because he has not confessed to the killings.

Though he has never confessed to the murders, triple killer Levi Bellfield reportedly did in 2017.

Bellfield was linked to the murders after he finally admitted to killing 13-year-old Milly Dowler.

He also murdered 19-year-old Marsha McDonnell, and 22-year-old Amelie Delagrange.

And in 2017 he claimed he was the man behind the murder of Lin and Megan Russell.

However, he later retracted his confession and has never been charged.

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