When is Colin Sutton's book Manhunt released and how accurate is the ITV series?

When is Colin Sutton's book Manhunt released and how accurate is the ITV series?

January 8, 2019

As a result of the painstaking work of Detective Chief Superintendent his team Levi Bellfield, 50, was convicted of all three killings and is serving a whole life term.

When is Colin Sutton's book Manhunt released and how accurate is the ITV series

In his book Manhunt, the retired police officer’s talks about his career which culminated in the investigation into the murders.

A three part ITV drama based on the book has been made with his Sutton’s full cooperation and he is played by Martin Clunes.

It tells the real life story of how the murder of French student Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003 and Milly Dowler in 2002.


Amelie, 22, was savagely attacked and struck several times on the back of the head with a hammer while walking home following a night out with friends.

Sutton was a veteran of more than 30 successful murder investigations and was assigned to the case by the Metropolitan Police.

Hard working and instinctive, Sutton dedicated himself to finding Amelie’s killer.

With very little evidence, his painstaking approach and the diligence of his fellow officers gradually led to breakthroughs in the case.

Sutton never ruled out similarities to the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Milly Dowler in the same south-west corner of London.

Bellfield was found guilty of murdering Marsha and Amelie, as well as the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy on February 25, 2008, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Two years later, while behind bars, he was charged with the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler.

On March 21, 2002, the 13-year-old was making her way home with friends from Heathside School in Weybridge, Surrey when she was killed.



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