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Milly hoax caller jailed
Amanda (Millly) Dowler
Milly's killer has never been found
A woman from Gloucestershire has been jailed for five months for making hoax phone calls to the family of murdered 13-year-old, Amanda Dowler.

Lianne Newman, from Tewkesbury, had impersonated Amanda - known as Milly - in calls to the girl's father, her school and the police.

Magistrates at Cheltenham were told she made the calls because it made her feel wanted.

The 21-year-old was said to be an attention seeker who got a thrill from pretending to be the schoolgirl.

Milly Dowler, from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, was found dead in woodland in Fleet, Hampshire, last September.

Her funeral took place in March, on the anniversary of her disappearance.

Despite a huge police inquiry costing more than 1m, her killer has not been found.

'Attention seeker' posed as Milly
13 Jan 03  |  England

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