Fred and Rose West: England's notorious serial killers

Police have found “possible evidence” that a body could be buried beneath a Gloucester café linked to serial killer Fred West. The site at The Clean Plate café will now be excavated after forensic archaeologists identified several structural anomalies in the cellar. 15-year-old Mary Bastholm, who went missing in 1968, worked at the café when it was known as The Pop-In Café. Fred West and his second wife Rosemary West are amongst the most notorious killers in England. The couple were arrested and charged in 1994 for nine murders. Fred West was also charged on three further counts and faced other charges alleging the murder of his first wife and girlfriend. Rose West was also found guilty of committing 10 murders in 1995 and is currently serving life in prison. Their home at 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester was dubbed the “House of Horrors” where dismembered bodies of their young, female victims were found by police, including their own daughter Heather. Fred West committed suicide.

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