Child killer Levi Bellfield had a bizarre relationship with his mother who allegedly wiped his backside and shared a bed with him until he was 13.
Milly Dowler’s jailed killer was treated like a toddler in his teens, his ex wife has revealed, as a documentary on the murderer is about to air.
Johanna Collings, known as Jo, revealed how Jean Bellfield and her son Levi were oddly close.
She said: ‘She wiped his a**e and let him share her bed until he was 13 years old.’
‘He called her every day and went round there all the time. He would stay there and she would lend him money whenever he wanted it.
‘She was the female version of him. It’s really bizarre how close Levi and his mum were.
‘You know you get that feeling – no matter what he did he was never in the wrong.
‘He could never do anything wrong in his mum’s eyes.’
Ms Collings who has two daughters with Bellfield says she was raped and beaten by him, including when she was pregnant.
Joe Collings (pictured above) said that she played a major role in bringing down Levi Bellfield
The documentary looks at the sickening killer’s past, and relationship with his mother
Ahead of a new Really documentary ‘The Killer In My Family’ Jo said Levi only killed blondes because his mother who died aged 81 in 2017 had brown hair.
In court he was backed by his mother and siblings, but Ms Collings gave evidence against him.
She tells the show: ‘When we went to the Old Bailey it was really daunting.
Serial killer Levi Bellfield was eventually charged and convicted of the murders of Marsha McDonnell, Milly Dowler and Amelie Delagrange
‘Levi’s mum, sister, and brother were there. I used to be very close to one of his sisters and it’s a shame because she is a really lovely lady.
‘His mum was just a female version of him. It’s really bizarre how close Levi and his mum was.
‘You know you get that feeling and no matter what he did he was never ever in the wrong and he never do anything wrong in his mum’s eyes.’
When she brought Bellfield to the attention of police in 2004, Ms Collings told officers how he was a violent man, who had a hatred of blonde women.
She said: ‘There was a magazine – a Cosmopolitan or Vogue kind of magazine – and he’d stabbed and slashed all the pictures of the blondes, no others, no dark hairs, no blacks, no brunettes, just the blondes.
‘Every girlfriend and everyone he’s killed have all been blonde.’
Ms Collings also recalled the moment she led police to Yately Common Country Park in Hampshire, where Bellfield dumped Milly’s body.
She said: ‘Police questioned him about Yately and he told him he’d never been to the area.’
But Ms Collings had kept two pictures of Bellfield, both of which were taken at the Yately horse show.
Sick killer Levi Bellfield killed Milly Dowler in 2002 but was not convicted for many years
Ms Collings had kept two pictures of Bellfield, both of which were taken at the Yately horse show. He dumped Milly’s body on Yately Common
Retired Chief Inspector of the Metropolitan Police, Colin Sutton, told producers of the documentary he is still accused by the Bellfield family of ‘setting up’ Levi.
He added: ‘Bellfied and some of his family still say that we – police and the criminal justice system – “fitted him up”, in his words, that there was something crooked or wrong about the evidence.
‘But the evidence all stacked up, it fitted together.
‘But we know that the aura, the personality of Levi Bellfield was such that it could intoxicate others in some ways – maybe that’s what happened with his family; they just cannot see him for what he is.’
Bellfield, who owned a wheel-clamping business in west London, had a string of convictions for minor crimes prior to being arrested on suspicion of the murder of French student Amélie Delagrange, 22, in August 2004.
He was given three life sentences in 2008: one for the murder of Miss Delagrange, one for killing 19-year-old Marsha McDonnell, in Hampton in 2003; and one for the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, 18, in May 2004.
Despite having been a suspect in the 2002 killing of Milly Dowler it was not until 2011 he was brought to justice, receiving a fourth life sentence and second whole-life tariff.
Levi Bellfield flexing his muscles. The killer is accused of beating and raping his former wife
The Killer in My Family: Levi Bellfield is on Really at 10pm on Thursday 31st January