Evil Rose West hit by lethal dis­ease

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by JOE HIN­TON

VILE Rose West has been laid low with a se­ri­ous ill­ness that could kill her, it was claimed yes­ter­day.

West, 63, is said to be “very sick” with a mys­tery con­di­tion in her cell at HMP Durham.

The Cromwell Street se­rial killer is reg­u­larly es­corted to the prison med­i­cal cen­tre and phar­macy for treat­ment.

And our source claimed the en­tire prison “locks down” when she is on the move, to stop the re­viled lag be­ing at­tacked.

The in­sider said: “She’s very ill.

“Her med­i­cal records are closely guarded, and she has a very small cir­cle of staff and fel­low in­mates in jail, so hardly any­one knows ex­actly what’s wrong with her.

“But the ru­mour is that it’s very se­ri­ous, and could even fin­ish her off.

“West’s life is planned to the let­ter, be­cause her no­to­ri­ety makes her very vul­ner­a­ble to at­tacks from fel­low in­mates.

“It also means that when she re­quires med­i­cal at­ten­tion or pre­scribed drugs, the en­tire wing is locked down so she is not at­tacked while vis­it­ing the doc­tor or phar­ma­cist.”

West shot to no­to­ri­ety in

1994 when nine bod­ies were found at the home she shared with hus­band Fred.

The “House of Hor­rors” on Glouces­ter’s Cromwell Street yielded vic­tims in­clud­ing the cou­ple’s daugh­ter Heather, killed in June 1987 aged 16.

They also killed younger daugh­ter Char­maine in

1971 and buried her at their pre­vi­ous home in the city.

West was con­victed of 10 mur­ders in 1995 and sen­tenced to life in jail.

Her hus­band hanged him­self in prison on New Year’s Day 1995 await­ing trial for 12 mur­ders.

West has con­tin­ued to hit head­lines with jail an­tics in­clud­ing a ru­moured af­fair with the Moors Mur­derer Myra Hind­ley, who died in


A Min­istry of Justice spokesman re­fused to com­ment on West’s health.

A £5 BLOOD test which can tell if peo­ple with chest pains are at risk of a heart at­tack could cut costs in A&E de­part­ments.

A study of nearly 23,000 peo­ple found it ac­cu­rately ruled out the risk of a heart at­tack in al­most half of those in A&E with chest pains, sav­ing the need for fur­ther checks.


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