World news – GB – Rose West and Myra Hindley embarked on love affair in prison


Rose West and Myra Hindley are believed to have embarked on a love affair after forming a close friendship behind bars.

Sir Trevor McDonald delves deep into the criminals’ relationship in tonight’s Channel 4 programme Rose West & Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald where he learns the murderers immediately hit it off after meeting in Durham prison.

‘One of the people who I interview in the programme, a female ex-prisoner who spent time there with them, said it was almost as though evil was attracting evil,’ Sir Trevor said ahead of the episode airing.

‘They just were immediately drawn to each other and from a journalistic point of view, it’s fascinating to think that.

‘That someone involved in the Moors murders, and someone who was involved with killing so many people, including her own daughter and stepdaughter with her husband – that these people were in prison together and had this extraordinary friendship.

When asked whether Hindley and West had a love affair, Sir Trevor revealed: ‘Their friendship then grew into something more substantial.

‘And though they have this evil in common, they were entirely different people in a way.

‘Rose West couldn’t control her temper very easily. Whereas Myra Hindley was the image of calm control. She wanted to control everybody. There are so many aspects of this programme which made me want to explore this much further.’

He added: ‘It’s much more than a story about Rose and Myra having an affair, which they apparently did, but there’s so many other aspects of the story that for me, made it so compelling.’

West is now an inmate at HM Prison New Hall, in West Yorkshire, after being convicted in 1995 of 10 murders. She was judged to have murdered her eight-year-old stepdaughter, Charmaine, in 1971.

She killed five children in the 1960s, with her lover Ian Brady, who died in 2017.

Rose West & Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.

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