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Fred And Rose West Documentary Set To Air In Two Weeks

Fred And Rose West Documentary Set To Air In Two Weeks

They are two of the country's most notorious murders, killing at least a dozen people and burying them in their home.

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A new documentary, delving into the heinous crimes committed by Fred and Rose West was due to be aired last week but was pulled at the last minute due to legal reasons, ITV confirmed.

However, according to reports, the chilling programme will now hit our screens in two weeks time.

The show is hosted buy former news reader Sir Trevor McDonald, and aims to give an insight into the minds of the Gloucestershire couple.

Using exclusive interviews, including with the sisters of victim Juanita Mott, who vanished in 1975 at the age of 18, as well as shocking allegations from the couple's youngest son, Barry, that his mum was 'actively involved' in husband, Fred's, murders.

The couple murdered at least 12 women over the course of 20 years. Credit: PA
The couple murdered at least 12 women over the course of 20 years. Credit: PA
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Rose was born in Northam, North Devon, in November 1953, and at just 16 years old began dating future husband, Fred, who was 12 years her senior.

Over the course of 20 years the couple tortured, raped, and murdered women, many of them buried beneath the floorboards of their home, on Cromwell Street

The couple were eventually caught by police in 1994, but in January 1995 Fred killed himself before he could stand trial.

However, wife Rose was later convicted of ten murders, including that of her daughter - Heather, who was buried under the couple's garden patio - and sentenced to life in prison.

The basement of the West's home on Cromwell Street, in Gloucester. Credit: PA
The basement of the West's home on Cromwell Street, in Gloucester. Credit: PA

After it was announced the show was not going to be aired when originally billed, last week, disappointed viewers took to social media to share their annoyance.

One person wrote: "I've looked forward to watching this all bloody day!!"

While another added: "Well that's a bit reckless. Well done ITV, disappointed half the country here."

Last year it was revealed that Rose, now 65, had won a 'bake-off' style prison competition.

According to the report, she is said to love baking and often bakes for her 'housemates' showing off her skills and to 'win people over', according to a sources.

Rose West was convicted of murdering 10 women and sentenced to life in prison. Credit: PA
Rose West was convicted of murdering 10 women and sentenced to life in prison. Credit: PA

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."

Viewers keen to finally get the chance to watch Fred and Rose West: The Real Story With Trevor McDonald will now have to wait unit 21 February.

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Topics: News, uk news, TV and Film, Interesting, UK Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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