Rose West gets prison move after triple murderer threatens to kill her

Rose West has been moved out of her cushy prison cell after more than a decade because ­another notorious serial killer ­threatened to murder her.

House of Horrors fiend West burst into tears as prison chiefs packed up her belongings for a secret transfer after psycho stabber Joanna Dennehy was moved to the same jail.

Insiders at top-security Low Newton where West, 65, has been held for more than ten years say she was gutted to lose her easy life.

But jail bosses feared Dennehy – who enjoyed stabbing three men to death – would carry out a similar attack on West after saying: “I’ll kill that bitch.”

A source said: “Rose West lived a life of luxury in there.

“She’s got it made because she’s in the lifers’ unit. She doesn’t even leave her cell and they bring food to her.

“So she was gutted when she had to leave. She was in tears and the prison officers just packed her things up. She was really upset. She didn’t want to go.

“It’s been her home for more than ten years and West is an elderly woman.

“Low Newton is the highest ­security prison for women in the country and they had to send Dennehy there.

“She’s one of the UK’s most dangerous inmates. She said, ‘Send me there and I’ll f***ing kill Rose West.’

“Prison officials took the threat seriously. They moved West to another prison because they said it was a massive security threat.”

Dennehy, 35, and West are the only two women in British jails ­serving whole life sentences since the death of Myra Hindley in 2002.

West, who got life in 1995 for her part in ten murders including that of her daughter, spent more than a decade on a cushy wing at HMP Low Newton in Co Durham, ­making cakes and knitting.

But insiders say Dennehy had ­threatened to “do West in” after being transferred from HMP Bronzefield in Surrey. West left Low Newton on June 13 and was transferred to New Hall jail in Wakefield, West Yorks.

Dennehy is believed to have arrived at Low Newton on the same day.

The double transfer was ­carried out amid high ­secu­rity because prison bosses did not want them in the same jail.

A source said: “Dennehy can’t stand Rose and has threatened to kill her before.

“When Dennehy was told she was being moved the first thing she said was, ‘I’ll kill that bitch.’

“The authorities didn’t want them in the same jail – so West was transferred out.”

Last month the Sunday People told how jail bosses had ordered prisoners to be nice to West in her new jail in Yorkshire.

A source said: “They’ve been told that physical and verbal threats will not be ­tolerated and could result in a loss of privileges.

"They want West to settle as well as she can and they don’t want her getting upset and self-harming.

“Despite what she has done it is a traumatic experience when ­prisoners change jails and the bosses want West’s transition to go as smoothly as possible.”

West’s move comes amid her failing health in recent years.

She has complained of struggling to walk up stairs to her upper landing cell on F Wing as her knees hurt and her eyesight is said to be failing.

Dennehy, from Peterborough, Cambs, specifically targeted men during her ­killing spree.

She pleaded guilty to a series of ­murders that took place in March 2013.

She also stabbed two other men who were left fighting for life.


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