Serial killer and former Chichester car clamper Levi Bellfield asks to get married

Serial killer Levi Bellfield has asked to get married in prison, the Ministry of Justice has said.

The Sun has reported that the serial killer got down on one knee to propose to the woman, who began writing to him two years ago before she became a regular visitor.

Prisons minister Victoria Atkins is reported to have ordered an immediate review of the request, calling it 'absolutely appalling’.

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Bellfield was found guilty in 2008 of the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Amélie Delagrange, and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. In June 2011 he was also found guilty of the murder of Milly Dowler.

Levi Bellfield at the Chichester Gate complex where he worked as a car clamper in 2004.

The 53-year-old previously worked as a car clamper at Chichester Gate.