Milly Dowler: Harrowing details of schoolgirl's final hours revealed by family after Bellfield confession

The family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler have spoken of their "torment and pain" after her killer Levi Bellfield finally admitted her murder.

"Now we know the final hours of Milly's life, perhaps her soul, at long last, can finally rest in peace," a statement said.

Video report by ITV News correspondent Paul Davies

Bellfield would only speak to female officers from Surrey Police when he confessed and gave disturbing details of how he repeatedly raped, tortured and murdered Milly in 2002.

The family have now released those details so the public know the "true heinousness of this man".

  • The Dowler family statement in full

Milly's parents Bob and Sally and sister Gemma (centre). Credit: PA

*Warning: It does contain details some readers may find upsetting***