Ex-chef who murdered Sally Anne Bowman admits raping another woman when aged 16


Mark Dixie court case

The former pub chef serving a life sentence for the brutal rape and murder of teenage model Sally Anne Bowman has admitted raping another woman when he was aged just 16.

Mark Dixie was jailed for 34 years in 2008 for repeatedly stabbing 18-year-old Miss Bowman before raping her as she lay dead or dying in south London in 2005.

Appearing via videolink at Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday, Dixie, 46, admitted raping a woman in 1987 after ambushing her in an isolated car park.

A previous hearing was told that after the sex attack he tied the woman to her car and set fire to it, but she managed to escape and raise the alarm.

Dixie also admitted charges of indecent assault and GBH over an attack on a second woman in 2002.

She was hit on the head with a chef's steel - normally used to sharpen kitchen knives - before being molested on a flight of stairs, a previous hearing was told.

Dixie finally admitted to police that he killed Miss Bowman in January 2015, prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC told the court.

Mr Aylett said: "He wrote to to police indicating he wanted to tell them the truth of what had happened to Sally Anne, because at the trial he said that he was not responsible for her murder.

"He also admitted two other serious attacks on women that had taken place some time before."

Dixie, who appeared from HMP Frankland in County Durham, appeared calm as he appeared on the videolink to admit his crimes, wearing a sports top and glasses.