Tuesday 24 April 2018

Milly's mother weeps in court

Shenai Raif in London

MILLY Dowler's mother collapsed in tears yesterday after being questioned about her daughter's last few days.

When she finished her evidence, Sally Dowler was helped from the witness box by an usher into the arms of her husband Bob.

Sobbing, Mrs Dowler had to be helped from the courtroom at the Old Bailey by Mr Dowler and a female police officer. It was the second day of emotional turmoil for the Dowler family.

Yesterday, Mr Dowler (59) was reduced to tears after admitting in court that he had initially been suspected by police when Milly disappeared.

Levi Bellfield (42) denies abducting and murdering Milly and attempting to kidnap Rachel Cowles, aged 11, in March 2002.

Milly (13) disappeared "in the blink of an eye" after leaving Walton-on-Thames station, Surrey.

Her remains were found six months later in woods 25 miles away. She was naked but her cause of death could not be determined.

Irish Independent

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