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Milly Dowler killer requests permission to marry in prison

By Tom Ambrose
Metropolitan Police/PA

Serial killer Levi Bellfield is engaged and has requested a prison wedding.

Bellfield has applied for permission to marry a woman while serving two whole life orders for murdering Marsha McDonnell, Amelie Delagrange and Milly Dowler.

The 53-year-old killer would need the approval of the prison governor to marry at the category A men’s prison HMP Frankland in County Durham.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “An application has been received and is being considered in the usual way.”

Bellfield was found guilty of abducting and killing Milly Dowler (PA)

However, it is understood that Bellfield’s application is still being processed and is not at any further advanced stage.

The murderer is engaged to a female visitor and got down on one knee to propose in front of prison staff, The Sun reports.

Former justice secretary Robert Buckland told newspaper the proposed prison nuptials “beggars belief”.

He added: “Milly never got to see her wedding day. It cannot be right that he gets to have his.”

Marsha McDonnell, left, killed by Bellfield in 2003, and Amelie Delagrange, right, murdered in 2004 (PA)

Bellfield was given a whole life term for murdering Ms McDonnell, 19, in 2003, and murdering Ms Delagrange, 22, and attempting to murder Kate Sheedy, 18, in 2004.

He was already serving this sentence when he went on trial for killing schoolgirl Milly, who was snatched from the street walking from school to her home in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in March 2002.

Bellfield was found guilty of abducting and killing the 13-year-old following a trial at the Old Bailey in 2011.

Reporting by Press Association.

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