ITV Manhunt sees THREE more possible Levi Bellfield victims come forward, detective played by Martin Clunes reveals
The three-part series, starring Martin Clunes as the lead detective, centres around the murders of Levi Bellfield in London in the 2000s.
DCI Colin Sutton, who led the investigation, was contacted by three women today who all claim to be survivors of attacks by Bellfield, he revealed on ITV news.
He told Nina Hossain on the programme: "I’ve had another three ladies who have come forward to me via twitter to say ‘I was attacked by Levi Bellfield and I never reported it to police’ and I’ve made contact with them and I am going to be less busy tomorrow and I’ve made arrangements to speak to those who want to be spoken to and to try and help them.
"It’s not a complete surprise, to be honest. I’ve been involved in documentaries about Bellfield before and had the same effect. We just don’t know what the boundaries of this man’s offending were."
Manhunt launched on ITV on Sunday at 9pm.
The three-parter continues TONIGHT at the same time and finishes on Tuesday, January 8, at 9pm.
Manhunt is the real life story of how the murder of French National, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003 and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler as she travelled home from school in 2002.
Walking home following a night out with friends, 22-year-old Amelie was savagely attacked and struck several times on the back of the head with a hammer.
Although relatively experienced in murder investigation, DCI Sutton was assigned to the case by London’s Metropolitan Police.
Hard working and instinctive, Sutton dedicated himself to finding Amelie’s killer.
With very little evidence, his painstaking approach and the diligence of his fellow officers gradually led to breakthroughs in the case.
Not to be underestimated, Sutton never ruled out similarities to the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Milly Dowler in the same south-west corner of London.
With the full co-operation of ex DCI Colin Sutton, Manhunt dramatises his fight to find Amelie's killer, Levi Bellfield.
DCI Sutton added in the interview: "There is no getting away from that it’s difficult to see somebody as well known, and who I respect as much as Martin Clunes, playing me – was just a bit surreal but the real thing here is that I wanted to tell the story about this wonderful team of police officers that I had the pleasure to lead, the privilege to lead, and who achieved such great things in keeping London safe effectively."
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