Read Caroline Robert’s own story of when she was abducted by Fred and Rosemary West.
True Detective June 2004
Just before Easter this year 5 College Place, Soham – where 10 year olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were murdered – was bulldozed. Similarly, 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, the former home of Fred and Rose West, was demolished in 1996. But another house with a grisly past still stands in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and in December 2000 a couple bought it unaware of its history. When they found out the new owners were unable to come to terms with the property’s grim history and they sold it six months later at a loss, having felt unable to withhold its past from potential buyers. They then sued the couple who sold them the house without mentioning the gruesome story. How they fared in the courts and our story behind the crime that made 16 Stillwell Drive a murder house…
What happened to Caroline Roberts at the age of 16 when she was hitch-hiking just outside Gloucester is beyond the comprehension of most right-minded people, and took her 22 years to come to terms with. "Everyone says I was lucky to have survived, but I did not feel lucky, I just felt guilty," she says in a frank interview. Caroline’s ordeal at the hands of two of britain’s most depraved serial killers is remarkable, for Fred and Rose West left few survivors.
Great Thames Mysteries is one of two new series beginning this month and had Londoners asking themselves if Jack the Ripper had moved upstream…
There are few personal accounts that will shock the reader more than this:
I WAS ABDUCTED BY FRED AND ROSE
WAKEFIELD’S MURDER HOUSE
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