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Bleating child murderer Levi Bellfield ‘had to take time off prison job over stress of ITV drama’

CHILD murderer Levi Bellfield reportedly took time off from his prison job as a new ITV drama which details his crimes had left him stressed.

New series Manhunt, which aired last week, has prompted a number of allegations against the attacker, police have confirmed.

But Bellfield, 50, insists he is now dealing with a great deal of "distress".

His brother Richard told The Sunday Mirror: "My brother never watched the programme.

"He had no access to a TV. He was unable to work for a week because of the programme being aired and the distress it caused him."

Bellfied is currently serving out life sentences for the horrific murders of Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange between 2002 and 2004 in Frankland prison.

Scotland Yard have said officers from the Sexual Offences command will be assessing the allegations.

It comes after former top cop Colin Sutton - played by Martin Clunes in the series - told ITV news that he had been contacted by three women who claimed they had been targeted by Bellfield.

Manhunt is the real life story of how the murder of French National, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003 and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowleras she travelled home from school in 2002.

And former DCI Colin Sutton, who led the investigation, revealed he was contacted by three women who all claim to have been targeted by Bellfield.

He told ITV News: "I’ve had another three ladies who have come forward to me via Twitter to say ‘I was attacked by Levi Bellfield and I never reported it to police’."

He continued: "I’ve made contact with them and I’ve made arrangements to speak to those who want to be spoken to and to try and help them.

"It’s not a complete surprise, to be honest. I’ve been involved in documentaries about Bellfield before and had the same effect. We just don’t know what the boundaries of this man’s offending were."

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