Frederick (1941-1995) and Rosemary (b. 1953) West are Britain’s most deadly serial killing partnership. Fred West was probably already a seasoned killer by the time he married his second wife, Rose, in 1972 having met and began dating her four years previously. Together they were responsible for the imprisonment, sexual abuse and murder of at least 12 women – including two of their own children – between 1971 and 1987. Captured in 1994, Fred West hanged himself in prison on New Year’s Day 1995 before he could be tried. Rosemary West was found guilty of 10 murders and sentenced to life imprisonment in October that year.