Rose West: 'I was never a good parent'
The Sun has reported today that serial killer Rose West has broken off all contact with her three remaining children in a letter she wrote from jail in the summer.
West (53) had kept in touch with her surviving children Mae, Anne-Marie and Stephen despite the fact that she was jailed in 1995 for killing 10 young women with husband Fred. Their victims included her own daughter Heather (16) and stepdaughter Charmaine (8) who were buried in the cellar of their home.
It is thought that West decided to cut all ties when daughter Mae began asking questions about the murders.
In the letter she apologised and said 'I cannot be something different now. Too much has happened and too much damage has been done'. She ended the letter by saying 'I truly do not have the skills to be a parent and although I am sad and ashamed of this it is something that has to be accepted.'
I think it's safe to say that parenting skills are definitely not her strongest point.
I wonder if Kathy Burke's character in Gimme Gimme Gimme was based on Rose West?