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Rose West and Myra Hindley ‘had lesbian affair in prison’

Rose West and Myra Hindley
lawyer of 12 years claims she had a lesbian fling with Moors Murderer (Picture: Rex)

Britain’s most infamous feminine serial killers had been lovers, one of many pair’s former legal professionals has claimed in new ebook.

Rose West and Myra Hindley had the affair after the 2 had been held in the identical Durham Prison in the mid-1990s, Leo Goatley claimed.

Details of the short-lived lesbian fling had been highlighted in Understanding and Rose West which comes out subsequent week, forward the 25th anniversary of his suicide in jail on January 25.

Mr Goatley was Rose’s lawyer between 1992 and 2004 and the ebook is predicated on greater than a decade’s price of letters, interviews and visits with West.

In it he writes how the House of Horrors killer was ‘quite taken’ with the Moors Murderer and was ‘impressed by her knowledge and ability’ however the short-lived fling ended after a number of months as a result of Hindley was ‘very manipulative’ and ‘dangerous’, the Mail experiences.

Fred and Rose West. September 25, 2018. See NTI story NTIWEST. A police force has been accused of being ?ghoulish? for selling tickets to ghost hunters for ?75 ? to spend the night in FRED WEST?S cell. West Midlands Police are holding a Halloween sleepover at the notorious Steelhouse Lane cells in Birmingham. In advertising material for the October 31 event, the force boasts: ?This event provides a unique opportunity to spend an entire night on a Ghost Hunting Mission within the Victorian Lock Up in Birmingham City Centre on Halloween. ?These cells were occupied by none other than the original Peaky Blinders, Fred West and many more. Be there if you Dare!? The spooky event starts at 7.30pm and includes ghost stories and tales about the cell?s most notorious criminals. Attendees will be assigned cells which can accommodate two people and measure just 12ft by 12ft. Fred West asphyxiated himself while on remand at HM Prison Birmingham on 1 January 1995, at which time he and Rose were jointly charged with nine murders, and he with three further murders.
Fred West asphyxiated himself whereas on remand at HM Prison Birmingham on 1 January 1995, at which era he and Rose had been collectively charged with a number of murders ( Picture: SWNS.com)

Mr Goatley, represented West for 12 years, together with at her 1995 trial for murdering ten women and younger girls. He additionally visited her in jail on dozens of events.

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He wrote: ‘Rose’s first paramour was the Moors assassin, Myra Hindley, who occurred to be on the hospital wing at HMP Durham on the identical time in 1995 and early 1996. Hindley was there as a result of she had ‘fallen over’ in the train yard of F Wing. It was jail coverage {that a} new inmate who was a lifer would first be assessed on the jail wing.

‘I recall that Rose was fairly taken with Hindley, impressed by her information and means. Rose stated Hindley had studied numerous Open University programs.

‘She said, ‘Yeah, Myra, she’s all proper, we get on, I wish to see the way it goes’. This was a reference to a flowering, albeit short-lived, lesbian relationship.’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (226871e) FREDERICK AND ROSE WEST FRED AND ROSEMARY WEST MURDERS - FAMILY PICTURES, BRITAIN - 1994
Rose’s relationship with Myra quickly soured after her opinon of Hindley modified (Picture: Rex Features)

When Mr Goatley visited a number of months later he discovered how Rose’s opinion of Hindley had modified dramatically, saying ‘She is very manipulative. You don’t realise it, however she will get you doing stuff for her. Oh, she’s intelligent, all proper. She’s flippin’ harmful, that one. She ain’t going to take me for a c*** once more.’ And so heralded the top of the romance.’

Mr Goatley says the affair was one among many feminine relationships West loved in jail, including: ‘The friendships were genuinely supportive and often sexual. They could also be unstable and end in resentment.’

Hindley was convicted in 1966 for killing ten-year-old Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans, 17. She was additionally an adjunct when her boyfriend murdered 12-year-old John Kilbride. She died 60 in 2002.

West was jailed for all times in 1995 for killing 10 girls. Both girls acquired life sentences.

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