Murderer of Milly Dowler gets £4,500 pay-out
The one-time Chichester car clamper who murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler has been awarded a £4,500 pay-out after being assaulted in prison.
The Ministry of Justice said it is “hugely disappointed” by the judge’s decision.
Serial killer Levi Bellfield was attacked by a fellow prisoner with a makeshift weapon in 2009 at Wakefield Prison before he went on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Milly.
He is believed to have suffered minor injuries but launched legal action claiming that prison staff should have protected him, the Daily Mirror reported.
Lawyers on behalf of the MoJ fought against his case for three years but they were forced to admit full liability at Durham County Court on Wednesday, the newspaper added.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “We are hugely disappointed that Levi Bellfield was awarded £4,500 by a judge following an assault by a prisoner in 2009 at HMP Wakefield.”
Labour MP Ian Austin, a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee, told the Daily Mirror: “This is a complete and utter disgrace. Every right-thinking person will agree this is distasteful and wrong.”
Former nightclub bouncer Bellfield is serving a double whole-life term, having been convicted of the murder of Walton-on-Thames schoolgirl Milly while already serving a whole-life term for the murders of Amelie Delagrange and Marsha McDonnell and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy [Emphasis added].
Milly was snatched from the street on her way home in March 2002.
Bellfield was a notorious and uncompromising clamper at Chichester Gate car park, working for Borough Enforcement Parking for just over a month from the end of January 2004.
Dr Andrew Emerson comments
8:56 PM on 05/04/2014
Prisons have a duty of care to their inmates.
But it costs tens of thousands of pounds per year to keep a convict in prison anyway, even if they are not suing the system for some breach of their human rights, like having to wait too long for some book they want to read.
In the case of murderers: most of them deserve to be hanged. If this policy were to be implemented then not only would we and especially our children, be much safer but a great deal of public money would be saved.
Though none of the Establishment parties, including UKIP, would dare to adopt such a policy, let alone implement it, there is a party that dares and will do so.
We’re called Patria. Visit us at www.patria-uk.org.