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Infamous serial killer Rose West has, reportedly, won first prize in a prison bake-off style competition.
The 64-year-old was convicted in 1995 for the murders of ten people and has been detained at HMP Low Newton since.
West is said to love baking and came out in the top spot of a baking competition for her Victoria sponge cake - it's also reported she often bakes for her 'housemates' showing off her skills and to 'win people over', according to a sources.
The source told The Daily Star: "West uses her cooking skills to win people over.
"There are some very violent women on the wing and a lot of them are very aggressive towards West because of her crimes. But she tends to defuse situations by offering other prisoners cakes and biscuits."
Before West had been incarcerated, her and her husband Fred raped and murdered their daughter Heather, then buried her under their garden patio.
Heather was only 16-years-old at the time of her murder.
Following the murder of Heather they went on to do the same to nine other victims.
Fred took his own life, on January 1, 1995, while waiting for his trial for the 12 murders. In the same year West was convicted of 10 murders and jailed for life and has been in prison for the last 23 years.
During her trial West said she knew nothing of the killings which took place at 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester between 1973 and 1987 - the house she shared with her husband Fred.
Some of the women who were murdered had been lodgers at the West home.
Despite her gruesome crimes West has been allowed to cook and use knives under strict staff supervision.
Another source said that though West is a 'model prisoner', she has struggled to accept her fate. They said: "She has been attacked in the past and irrespective of her crimes we have a duty of care to protect her."
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice told LADbible, regarding the reports, that they couldn't comment on individual prisoners, but there is truth to the sources.
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