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Serial killer Rose West is reportedly suffering from a serious illness in prison that may end up killing her.
Insiders say that the notorious 63-year-old killer is “very sick” and is receiving treatment for the mystery illness while serving a life sentence at HMP Low Neaton in Durham.
According to the Daily Star, West has to escorted to the prison medical centre and pharmacy for treatment.
A source told the paper: “She is 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.”
According to the insider, the prison is locked down while West is taken for treatment so that she does not get attacked by other inmates.
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They added: “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.”
Rose and husband Fred West were arrested after nine bodies were found on the property of their home in Cromwell Street, Gloucester.
The couple’s daughter, Heather, was among the victims, while other bodies were found of children as young as 12.
Rose West was sentenced to life after being convicted of 10 murders in 1995, despite claiming her husband was responsible.
Fred West hanged himself on New Year’s Day in 1995 while awaiting trial for a total of 12 murders.