Sally Anne Bowman's killer Mark Dixie linked to unsolved attacks on women in ...

Mark Dixie (pictured), who was jailed for the brutal model of London teenager Sally Anne Bowman, was arrested but released without charge after a woman was assaulted while walking home in inner Perth in 1997

Mark Dixie (pictured), who was jailed for the brutal model of London teenager Sally Anne Bowman, was arrested but released without charge after a woman was assaulted while walking home in inner Perth in 1997 

A former pub chef jailed for life over the horrific killing of a teenage hairdresser and model in the UK has been linked to a number of unsolved crimes in Australia including the assault of a woman where he arrested but released without charge. 

Mark Dixie brutally raped and murdered 18-year-old Sally Anne Bowman near her home in Croydon, south London, in September, 2005, in a crime that shocked Britain. She was stabbed seven times.  

Dixie was arrested the following year by chance after having a fight in a pub and was linked to Ms Bowman's gruesome murder through his DNA.  

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The depraved killer had lived and worked in Western Australia - including the Perth suburbs of Maylands, Subiaco, Como and Victoria Park - from 1996 to 1999 before being deported from Australia for overstaying his visa, the West Australian reported. 

He had previously lived in Sydney since 1993, when he first arrived in Australia. 

For the first time it has been revealed that in 1997, a year after Dixie's arrival in Western Australia, he was questioned by police after a woman was savagely assaulted while walking home in Victoria Park, inner Perth. 

The woman was shoved to the ground by a man who held her down and only fled after she screamed for help.  

Dixie was arrested nearby but never charged due to a lack of evidence as the woman could not positively identify her attacker.  

He was also a suspect in the Claremont serial killings, which occurred between 1996 and 1997, until his DNA ruled him out. 

Dixie was later linked to an attack on a 19-year-old female Thai university student inside her home in Leederville in June 1998.

Dixie in 2008 was ordered to served at least 34 years behind bars for the notorious murder of Ms Bowman (pictured), a hairdresser and model, in Croydon, south London, in 2005

Dixie in 2008 was ordered to served at least 34 years behind bars for the notorious murder of Ms Bowman (pictured), a hairdresser and model, in Croydon, south London, in 2005

The woman, who was stabbed seven times and raped while unconscious, testified during Dixie's 2008 trial for Ms

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