New Leads In Milly Dowler Inquiry

Police investigating the murder of Surrey teenager Milly Dowler have revealed that they are pursuing 97 new leads following a renewed appeal.

The fresh appeal for information was made following the conviction of Levi Bellfield for the murder of two women and the attempted murder of a third. After Bellfield was jailed for life, it was revealed that he was the prime suspect in Milly's murder.

Surrey Police said that some of the calls had yielded information that was "potentially significant" and that they were pleased with the new information.

Milly, 13, from Walton-on-Thames, disappeared while walking home from school on March 21, 2002. Her body was found on Yateley Heath in Hampshire, six months later.

Bellfield has been linked to the case because his girlfriend lived nearby and a red Daewoo Nexia - the same colour and model of her car - was caught on CCTV the day of Milly's disappearance. Police are currently trying to race the car and have issued the registration number: N503 GLT and chassis number: KLATF68V1SB554108.

Following Bellfield's conviction, Scotland Yard has announced that it is reviewing the murders of Patsy Morris in 1980 and Judith Gold in 1990.

Patsy, 14, was found dead near her home in Hounslow, Middlesex, after disappearing from school. Bellfield reportedly dated her.

Ms Gold was found suffering from serious head injuries near the High Street in Hampstead, north London.


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