Serial killer Rose West is said to be ‘seriously ill’ behind bars.
The 63-year-old, who was convicted of killing 10 women, is allegedly not in a good way after coming down with an illness that ‘may kill her’.
According to insiders, she has now had to be escorted to the prison medical centre in HMP Low Newton, Durham, for treatment.
A source said that ‘hardly anyone knows what is wrong’ with the killer.
They added that she is ‘very vulnerable to attacks from fellow inmates’.
Speaking to the Daily Star, the insider said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Rose West hit the headlines alongside husband Fred when nine bodies were found at their home in Gloucester.
Among the dead was their 16-year-old daughter Heather.
Rose West – who tried to blame her husband for the murders – was sentenced to life in prison in 1995.
Fred hanged himself on New Year’s Day 1995 while awaiting trial.Let's