Serial killers Rose West and Myra Hindley ‘had a prison affair’ before West dumped her because she was ‘dangerous’

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SERIAL killers Myra Hindley and Rose West were secret prison lovers, it has been sensationally claimed.

The notorious pair had a sordid affair behind bars according to the former solicitor of serial sex beast West.

Myra Hindley, Moors Murderer Ian Brady's twisted accomplice, died in prison in 2002
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Myra Hindley, Ian Brady’s twisted accomplice, died in prison in 2002[/caption]

Killer Rose West is reported to have had a string of prison lovers
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Killer Rose West is reported to have had a string of prison lovers[/caption]

However, the relationship reportedly ended just a few months later when West decided Hindley was just too “dangerous.”

The claims come in a new book about the sickening Cromwell Street murders written by West’s ex lawyer Leo Goatley, reports the Mail.

He represented her at her 1995 trial with husband Fred for murdering ten girls and young women and visited her regularly in prison.

The book claims West had the fling with Hindley when they were both in Durham Prison.

They hooked up when West was remanded in custody at the jail in 1995, according to Mr Goatley’s book ‘Understanding Fred & Rose West.’

He writes: “Rose’s first paramour was the Moors murderer, Myra Hindley, who happened to be on the hospital wing at HMP Durham at the same time in 1995 and early 1996.

Myra Hindley and Ian Brady killed five children between 1963 and 1965
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Myra Hindley and Ian Brady killed five children between 1963 and 1965[/caption]

West along with her husband Fred was convicted of murdering 10 girls in 1995
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West along with her husband Fred was convicted of murdering 10 girls in 1995[/caption]

“Hindley was there because she had ‘fallen over’ in the exercise yard of F Wing. It was prison policy that a new inmate who was a lifer would first be assessed on the prison wing.

“I recall that Rose was quite taken with Hindley, impressed by her knowledge and ability. Rose said Hindley had studied various Open University courses.

“She said, ‘Yeah, Myra, she’s all right, we get on, I want to see how it goes’. This was a reference to a flowering, albeit short-lived, lesbian relationship.”

However, the startling book also reveals why things soon turned sour.

Mr Goatley adds: “When I visited a few months later, Rose’s opinion of Hindley had changed dramatically. She was saying, ‘You have to watch Hindley, mind. She is very manipulative.’”

West had a fling with Hindley in Durham Prison, it has been claimed
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West had a fling with Hindley in Durham Prison, it has been claimed[/caption]

 Rose West's solicitor Leo Goatley outside the court at the West trial
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West’s solicitor Leo Goatley outside the court at her trial in 1995[/caption]

Hindley certainly wasn’t West’s first prison lover.

Last year, it was revealed she was planning to marry the lesbian lover she met behind bars.

West had reportedly fallen for a fellow inmate around 30 years younger than her.

She has had a string of affairs since being banged up in 1995.

Her highest profile fling was with evil Baby P mum Tracey Connelly.

They became a couple in 2009 after West seduced Connelly, who allowed her son to be tortured to death.

Soon after West was sent down she began a relationship with murderer Julie Campbell who was in for life for setting her husband ablaze.


Hindley – dubbed the ‘most hated woman in Britain’ –  died in jail in November 2002, aged 60, after suffering respiratory failure following a heart attack.

She was a 40-a-day smoker who in 1999 had been diagnosed with angina and hospitalised after suffering a brain aneurysm.

The fiend was convicted of killing children in 1966 alongside her twisted boyfriend Ian Brady.



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