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Dec. 16, 2021

S04E11 - Special (Part 1) - "The Bus Stop Killer" Levi Bellfield


In the season 4 special of British Murders, I tell the story of Levi Bellfield, aka “The Bus Stop Killer”.⁣
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Bellfield was found guilty on February 25, 2008, of the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Amélie Delagrange and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment.⁣

On June 23, 2011, Bellfield was found guilty of a third murder, 13-year-old schoolgirl Amanda “Milly” Dowler.⁣

Bellfield is the only UK serial killer to be handed two whole life orders, meaning he will never be considered for parole.⁣
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In the first episode of this 2 part special, we'll focus on Bellfield’s childhood and background before the murders.⁣
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Next week, we'll discuss the murders themselves as well as the trials that followed.⁣

Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
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My recording equipment:
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Purchase 'The Bus Stop Killer: Milly Dowler, Her Murder and the Full Story of the Sadistic Serial Killer Levi Bellfield' by Geoffrey Wansell here:
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Recorded using:
Audacity
Zoom

Edited in:
Audacity
DaVinci Resolve 17

Mastered in:
Auphonic

References:

Bird, S. (2008, February 25). Levi Bellfield: timeline of a killer. The Times. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levi-bellfield-timeline-of-a-killer-sf3ms3lvg9w

Bus-stop killer’s car-clamping gang of paedophiles and murderers. (2008, February 26). Mail Online. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-518702/Bus-stop-killers-car-clamping-gang-paedophiles-murderers.html

Darbyshire, R. (2019, May 9). Brutal murder of Hounslow girl Patsy Morris remains a mystery almost 40 years on. MyLondon. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/brutal-murder-hounslow-girl-patsy-16241597

Davies, C. (2011, June 24). Levi Bellfield: obsessed with schoolgirls and sexual violence. The Guardian. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jun/24/levi-bellfield-profile-milly-dowler

Gambarotto, T. (2020, May 29). The places where Levi Bellfield lived, worked and killed in London. MyLondon. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/places-levi-bellfield-lived-worked-15643186

Gambarotto, T., & Greer, S. (2019, January 9). Who was Levi Bellfield and how did police catch him? The real story behind ITV drama Manhunt. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/tv/who-levi-bellfield-how-police-15645597

McLelland, E., & Greenwood, C. (2016, February 5). Levi Bellfield is now a Muslim: Milly Dowler murderer is known as Yusuf Rahim after converting to Islam in move that grants him special privileges. Mail Online. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3421973/Did-monster-kill-8-women-girls-Levi-Bellfield-linked-murders-Lin-Megan-Russell-multiple-rapes-death-childhood-sweetheart-string-jail-cell-admissions.html

Murderer’s girlfriend tells of her life of fear. (2013, October 1). MyLondon. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.mylondon.news/news/local-news/murderers-girlfriend-tells-life-fear-6020005

Twomey, J. (2008, February 26). He loathed women. . .especially blondes. Express.Co.Uk. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/36115/He-loathed-women-especially-blondes

Victor Kelly – Hayes. (2021, July 18). UK Database - Sex Offenders Register. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://uk-database.net/2012/03/22/victor-kelly-hayes/

Wansell, G. (2011). The Bus Stop Killer: Milly Dowler, Her Murder and the Full Story of the Sadistic Serial Killer Levi Bellfield (UK ed.). Penguin.

Who is Levi Bellfield? Everything You Need to Know. (n.d.). The Famous People. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/levi-bellfield-34355.php