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Milly Dowler murderer Levi Bellfield's mother and step-father will go on trial on charges of harassing the convicted killer's ex-girlfriend and her family.

Jean Bellfield, 75, and John Lee, 72, are charged with harassing Emma Mills, a prosecution witness in the Mily Dowler murder case.

The couple are banned from contacting her or driving past her home but have been caught doing so on several occaisions.

The pensioners have also been seen coming close to the school that one of Mills' children attends.

The case at Staines Magistrates' court in Surrey was adjourned to today due to Jean Bellfield's ill health, but it has been adjourned again to a date in July.

Defending, Donal Lawler told the court: "She suffers from emphysema and other problems and she is ill again today."

"The background of all of this is very traumatic as I'm sure you're aware."

Bellfield is yet to enter a plea and Lee denies all charges.

Levi Bellfield was jailed for life in 2008 for the murders of Amelie Delagrange, 22, Marsha McDonnell, 19 and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, 18.

In 2011, Bellfield was found guilty of also murdering 13-year-old Milly Dowler after an extremely public court case.