The mother of Sally Anne Bowman said today her daughter's monstrous murderer would never have been free to kill her if Australian police had 'done their job properly' after it was revealed he may have been habitually attacking women abroad.
Mark Dixie brutally raped and murdered 18-year-old Sally Anne near her home in Croydon, south London, in September, 2005, in a crime that shocked Britain.
Sally Ann, a fashion student who dreamed of being a Vogue cover girl, was stabbed seven times and then raped by Dixie.
The father of three, who worked as a pub cook, finally admitted the killing to detectives in January 2015, seven years after he was jailed for a minimum of 34 years for the murder.
Dixie also confessed to two more London attacks which led to two more life sentences – raping a woman in 1986 when he was only 16, and bludgeoning a woman with a knife sharpener and threatening to kill her in 2002. He also confessed to the rape of a woman in Spain in 2003, for which another man spent 12 years in prison.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Criminologist David Keatley, from Perth's Murdoch University, says Dixie should also be investigated over other crimes in Western Australia, where he lived for three years until being deported in 1999 for overstaying his visa.
Sally Ann's mother Linda told the Mirror today: 'We now know he was arrested at least three times in Australia but he was deported without any warnings being issued by the authorities. They didn't do their job properly and that's the reason my daughter's dead.
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
Sally Ann's mother Linda told the Mirror today: 'We now know he was arrested at least three times in Australia but he was deported without any warnings being issued by the authorities. They didn't do their job properly and that's the reason my daughter's dead'
'He should have been returned with a police escort and documentation that explained why they had suspicions about him but instead they just stuck him on a plane and said see you later.
'He was a known sex attacker when he was deported from Australia but he wasn't put on any register.
'We could have had his DNA at that time which would have meant he would have been caught before he killed Sally Anne.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Dixie murdered Sally Ann Bowman (pictured), raping her as she lay dying from numerous stab wounds he had inflicted
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.
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