Serial killer Rose West has been stricken by a serious illness which may even kill her. 63 years old was described as ‘very sick’ after coming down with a mystery illness behind bars in HMP Low Newton, in Durham. Gloucester killer is so sick that she now has to be escorted to prison medical centre and pharmacy for treatment. When West is being moved, the entire prison is ‘locked down’ to stop twisted murderer from being attacked. ‘She is very ill’ an insider said. ‘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.’
Mrs West and her husband Fred became reviled public figures after 9 bodies were found on their Cromwell Street home in Gloucester. Among the people killed at home on Cromwell Street included that of their daughter Heather, who was killed in June 87′, aged just 16. Rose West also killed Fred’s daughter from a previous relationship, Charmaine, in 71′ and buried her body at their previous home in Gloucester. West was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of 10 murders in 95′. She has professed her innocence and tried to blame her husband, who hanged himself on New Year’s Day 95′ while awaiting trial for 12 murders.