Levi Bellfield denies confessing to murder of Milly Dowler

Levi Bellfield is serving a whole-life sentence for Milly Dowler's murder. Credit: PA

The man who murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler has reportedly denied confessing to her abduction and killing.

Levi Bellfield, who is serving a whole-life sentence for murdering the 13-year-old in 2002, was convicted of the murder in 2011.

Earlier this week, Milly Dowler's family put out a statement outlining the details of what happened to her, and what Bellfield admitted doing to her.

Since then however, the 47-year-old is understood to have claimed that he never admitted killing her.

Levi Bellfield is serving a whole-life sentence for Milly Dowler's murder. Credit: PA

Bellfield's solicitor has contacted Surrey Police to suggest that "covert" recordings were made during a prison interview and has demanded access to the tape recording and notes from the meeting in which he is said to have confessed, the Daily Telegraph said.

But Colin Sutton, the former Scotland Yard detective whose investigation into the murders of three other young women put Bellfield in prison, said, "I am almost lost for words on this. He has been toying around with the police and also the victims' families, particularly the Dowlers."

"It is even beyond the cruel, wicked games that I know he was capable of. This is almost beyond what I thought even he was capable of."

According to the Telegraph, Bellfield's solicitor Julie Cooper wrote:

"We request the tape recording of the alleged confession; the attendance notes relating to the alleged confession; the circumstances surrounding the alleged confession and we would be grateful if you would confirm or deny whether a covert tape was being used during the course of the interview with Mr Rahim and we look forward to your early response."

Surrey Police confirmed they received the correspondence from Bellfield's solicitors, and that it stood by its original statement from 27 January when the force said Bellfield had confessed.