Victims of serial killer Levi Bellfield's 'child sex grooming gang' interviewed by police
COPS are interviewing alleged victims of a child sex gang which serial killer Levi Bellfield is said to be part of.
Met detectives spoke to them after a council report claimed the murderer was part of a grooming gang that never faced justice.
Bellfield, along with six other men, is accused of targeting at least 17 vulnerable girls under the age of 16 for sex, The Sunday Times reported in December.
He was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange as well as attempting to murder Kate Sheedy between 2002 and 2004.
Debbie Weissang, the former child sexual exploitation manager at Hillingdon Council in West London wrote her report on Bellfield in December 2017.
She covered the area where he owned the flat in Hanwell, West London, which contained the infamous “raping room” where young women were given the date rape drug GHB.
At the time, Ms Weissang said that despite Bellfield being “locked away” there are “six other men” who are not serving life sentences and “pose a serious threat to children”.
She added that these men have “never been brought to justice” and think they are “untouchable”.
According to The Sunday Times, her report states: “I am deeply concerned there remains a risk to children both in the community and online from Bellfield’s associates.”
Her report was passed on to Scotland Yard, who are investigating the full extent of Bellfield’s attacks on women.
However, detectives involved in investigating these murders have suspected he was linked to other incidents and sexual crimes.
Colin Sutton, a former detective chief inspector who led the Delagrange investigation, said they had evidence to link Bellfield to a “number of convicted paedophiles”.
Ms Weissang’s report mentions 17 alleged victims of Bellfield’s gang with claims of abuse taking place as recently as last year.
The majority of the alleged victims were vulnerable, white British girls who were often in care.
One of the alleged gang members named in her report is Victor Kelly who is on the sex offenders’ register for life.
Kelly was 62 when he was convicted in 2005 for offering a 12-year-old girl cocaine if she had sex with him.
Another alleged gang member also named is Suraj Gharu, who was jailed for five years for a number of sex offences when he was 25.
HORRIFIC ABUSE MEMORIES
She said: “The men of interest have conditioned themselves to believe they have done nothing wrong and are untouchable.”
Ms Weissang added that the police and council need to carry out a “full review” because the members of the “child sex ring” have “not been brought to justice”.
This year, a controversial new ITV drama about Bellfield stirred up horrific memories for one of his victims.
Bellfield’s former girlfriend, Joe Collings, 47, was routinely raped, beaten and psychologically abused by the man who fathered two of her children.
She was once again reminded of her killer ex when the new report claimed he was part of paedophile ring that groomed teenage girls.
Joe told Sun Online: “The sex grooming reports aren't a surprise to me. I've given names before. I'd already given the police two names years ago in numerous interviews.
“He had a fifteen year old living with him at one point and she used to have all her friends round. One of his friends told me it was like a nursery round there – there were so many kids.
“The fact that he's so obsessed with school girls anyway – it goes hand in hand. It's obvious.”
She added: "I told the police in an interview I did that I’d get back with him tomorrow – because he’d have the best meal, the best day, the best sex, and I’d slit the c***’s throat as he slept and put an end to all of it, because it’s all of us lot paying for him to live his life of luxury.”
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Officers within Central Specialist Crime has been reviewing a safeguarding report provided by Hillingdon Council.
"As part of our enquiries, officers have reviewed relevant non-recent case files.
"A number of individuals have provided information to the team – this has been assessed, and appropriate support has been provided.
"Central Specialist Crime have been working with officers from West Area BCU, and with Hillingdon Council. Enquiries are ongoing."
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