Notorious serial murderer Rose West wins first prize in a prison bake-off contest with her Victoria sponge
- Serial Killer Rose West has scooped first prize in a prison bake-off competition
- West, 64, came up trumps with her Victoria sponge at HMP Prison Low Newton
- West reportedly loves to bake and uses her culinary skills to impress fellow lags
Notorious serial killer Rose West has scooped first prize in a prison bake-off competition.
West, 64, who was convicted of ten murders in 1995, came up trumps when inmates in F-Wing at HMP Prison Low Newton voted for her Victoria sponge.
West, who is serving a life sentence, loves to bake and uses her culinary skills to impress fellow lags.
West along with her husband Fred raped and murdered their daughter Heather and buried her under their patio – then did the same to nine others
A 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.’
West along with her husband Fred raped and murdered their daughter Heather and buried her under their patio – then did the same to nine others.
West, 64, who was convicted of ten murders in 1995, came up trumps when inmates in F-Wing at HMP Prison Low Newton voted for her Victoria sponge
Despite being a sadistic serial killer, West, who is serving a life sentence for her despicable crimes, is allowed to use knives while under staff supervision.
West suffers from breathlessness and high blood pressure and has been warned that she must diet or face developing type 2 diabetes or premature death after her weight ballooned to 18 stone.
Sources said that her weight problems began to spiral out of control when it became clear that she would never see freedom.
Although she is described by many within the system as a ‘model prisoner’, West has struggled to accept her fate.
West, 64,loves to bake and uses her culinary skills to impress fellow lags
A prison officer at Durham’s Low Newton jail claims that morale among staff is in crisis at the prison.
A source said: ‘We have high-profile prisoners in Low Newton like Rose West who need attention.
‘She has been attacked in the past and irrespective of her crimes we have a duty of care to protect her.
‘But we are short of staff, morale is low and there is no confidence in prison managers.
‘Attacks against staff happen every week and we feel as though we are not properly protected.’
Last month MailOnline reported that West said she had ‘found a new life in God’ and even attended prison chapel services every Sunday.
She along with her husband Fred raped and murdered their daughter Heather and buried her under their patio – then did the same to nine others.
Fred killed himself in 1995 while awaiting trial for 12 murders and West was convicted of 10 the same year and jailed for life.
THE MANY VICTIMS OF SERIAL KILLERS FRED AND ROSE WEST
Tragic: Lucy Partington, the cousin of novelist Martin Amis, went missing in December 1973
Although Fred West was convicted of killing 12 women and Rose 10, the pair are thought to have killed up to 20 more.
One victim who was almost certainly killed by West was his former girlfriend Anne McFall who like the others, was found in a shallow grave with body parts missing. West denied it.
Confirmed victims include:
Charmaine West, eight: Fred West’s stepdaughter from his first marriage, Charmaine was murdered by Rose in 1971 while Fred was in prison.
Rena Costello, 27: Charmaine’s mother Rena, Fred’s first wife, was murdered when she arrived to pick up her daughter Charmaine in August 1971. With Charmaine already dead, it is thought Fred killed her to avoid an investigation.
Lynda Gough, 20: Miss Gough was a lodger in the West’s home and was killed in April 1973. Rose told her mother she had moved to Weston-super-Mare.
Carol Ann Cooper, 15: The teenager disappeared while walking home from the cinema to her Worcester children’s home in November 1973. Her remains were found buried in the Wests’ garden.
Lucy Partington, 21: After spending Christmas with her family in Cheltenham, Miss Partington disappeared after leaving to catch a bus. The student was the cousin of novelist Martin Amis and the sister of author Marian Partington.
Therese Siegenthaler, 22: The South London student was killed in April 1974 after disappearing while attempting to hitch-hike to Ireland.
Shirley Hubbard, 15: One of the Wests’ youngest victims, she disappeared on her way home from college in Droitwich. When her body was discovered, her head was completely covered in tape with a rubber tube placed in her mouth to allow her to breathe.
Juanita Mott, 18: Miss Mott, a former lodger at 25 Cromwell Street, was living in Newent when she vanished.
Shirley Robinson, 19: Another lodger, Miss Robinson was killed in 1978 after becoming pregnant with West’s child.
Alison Chambers, 17: The teenager disappeared in August 1979 and her remains were later found beneath the patio at 25, Cromwell Street.
Heather West, 17: Repeatedly raped by her father, Heather complained to friends about the abuse and was murdered by her parents in a bid to keep her quiet.