Visitor is ‘a friend for life’ with killer
GLOUCESTER serial killer Rose West has “adopted” a prison visitor and even calls her “mum”, it has been claimed.
Mary Dixon, 79, has been a confidante of West for more than 20 years as she serves life for 10 murders, including that of her daughter Heather, 16.
The pair chat about politics, religion and current affairs and devout Catholic Mary helps order clothes for the murderer online, reports the Mirror .
Mary said: “She adopted me. They all do.”
She said West continues to protest her innocence over her sickening crimes.
Many were buried under the floorboards at their Cromwell Street home in Gloucester, which was later torn down.
Notorious husband and wife Fred and Rose were charged with the combined murders of 12 women between 1967 and 1987.
Mass murderer Fred, 53, hanged himself in Winson Green Prison on New Year’s Day 1995 as he awaited trial for 12 murders.
Mother-of-eight Rose, 64, is serving a full-life term in Low Newton Prison after she was found guilty of her part in ten murders, including daughter Heather, at Winchester Crown Court in 1995.
Mary, who worked for the National Association of Prison Visitors, first met Rose West two years later in Durham prison where her husband was a chaplain.
She said volunteer visitors were trusted by inmates because “we had nothing to gain... we were there because we wanted to be there”.
Mary from Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, continued to visit when Rose was transferred to Bronzefield jail near Ashford, Surrey, more than 200 miles away.
Now West is back in Durham at Low Newton jail and Mary believes theirs will be a friendship for life.
She added: “She’ll never get out. As long as I am able to get there, or she is able to ring, I will continue - just as I would with any other relationship.”
Meanwhile, the daughter of Gloucester serial killers Fred and Rose West has told her story in a new book.