Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bellfield and Jurors Taken to Streets in Town Where Milly, 13, Vanished

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bellfield and Jurors Taken to Streets in Town Where Milly, 13, Vanished

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Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent

THE man accused of kidnapping and murdering schoolgirl Milly Dowler returned to the streets of Surrey today.

Levi Bellfield, 42, was brought under guard from jail as jurors were shown the scene where Milly disappeared "in the blink of an eye". On the third day of the Old Bailey trial, the jury, counsel, court officials and Mr Justice Wilkie moved to Walton-on-Thames. They were taken in a series of coaches and cars under police escort.

The first stop was Upper Halliford Road in Shepperton, where another schoolgirl was subjected to an attempted abduction the day before Milly vanished in March 2002. Rachel Cowles, 11, was allegedly approached by a motorist who tried to lure her into his car before being spooked by a nearby police car and driving off.

The following day, Milly, 13, caught her normal train home from Weybridge but got off one stop earlier than normal at Walton, not Hersham. She ate chips and chatted with friends in the station cafe before ringing her father Robert to say she was on her way home. …

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