Levi Bellfield’s ‘double murder confession’ could be ‘proved by a blood-stained bootlace’

A lanyard found at the scene is reportedly undergoing forensic analysis after it went missing for 14 years while in police storage, and could prove whether Bellfield is responsible for the murders.

Serial killer Levi Bellfield
Serial killer Levi Bellfield

It has been reported that a blood-stained bootlace left at the crime scene could prove whether Levi Bellfield killed a mother and daughter.

Bellfield, who is currently serving a life sentence for killing schoolgirl Milly Dowler and two others, is said to have admitted to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell in Kent in 1996, according to a lawyer.

At the time, Michael Stone was found guilty of the murders, as well as the attempted murder of Josie Russell, but has continually protested his innocence.

He is currently serving three life sentences, but his convictions have been called into question due to Bellfield’s alleged confession.

A shoelace found at the scene of the murders is now said to be undergoing forensic analysis after being missing for 14 years while in police storage.

Lin Russell and her daughter Megan



Stone’s attorney, Paul Bacon, said Bellfield submitted a four-page written confession describing the gruesome crimes in graphic detail.

“I believe that the statement that Bellfield made is the truth,” Bacon said.

“Now Bellfield needs to be interviewed by the police under precaution and then we can finally establish Michael Stone’s innocence.

“It is my intention to turn (Bellfield’s) statement over to the CCRC (Criminal Cases Review Commission) and Cressida Dick for investigation by the Met.”

Michael Stone was convicted in 1998 of killing 45-year-old Dr. Lin Russell and her daughter Megan.


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If the CCRC finds the confession credible, it could remand the case to the Court of Appeal.

In the alleged confession, Bellfield described how there was blood “everywhere” after he used a hammer to attack Lin, Megan and Josie.

According to the lawyer, he added: “If she (Lin) had screamed, I would have attacked her and left without harming the children.

“The situation got out of hand and the more I complied, the more confidence it gave me. I got all three off the track. I forced Lin to sit down.”

Murdered teenager Milly Dowler



The statement allegedly goes into detail about how he killed the couple and left Josie for dead, before washing off the blood at an M25 service station in Surrey and then going to work as a bouncer in a nightclub.

It also allegedly references a “very long black cord”, which Bellfield claims he had in his car.

If the confession is true, Bellfield is responsible for at least five murders, making him one of Britain’s worst serial killers.

The 53-year-old, now known as Yusuf Rahim after converting to Islam, is already serving a life sentence for the deaths of 13-year-old Millie, 22-year-old Amelie Delagrange and 19-year-old Marsha McDonnell.

On top of that, he was also convicted of the attempted murder of 18-year-old Kate Sheedy.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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