New Fred and Rose West documentary is CANCELLED by ITV just hours before it was due to air over legal concerns
- Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald due to air at 9pm
- ITV pulled the documentary from the air, citing ‘legal reasons’ for cancellation
- Representative for the TV company said it would be shown at a later date
ITV confirmed their documentary about Fred and Rose West has been postponed for ‘legal reasons’ just hours before it was due to air tonight.
The programme, ‘Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald’, was due to air at 9pm this evening.
But hours before it was due to air, ITV began advertising that a repeat of Trevor McDonald’s Death Row would air instead.
The programme, Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald, was due to air at 9pm this evening
An ITV representative told the Mirror: ‘Broadcast has been postponed for legal reasons and the film will be scheduled for a later date.’
The new documentary presented by Sir Trevor McDonald was due to air on their crimes. They suggested for the first time that Rose was more violent than her husband.
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In the programme, Sir Trevor revisited the ‘house of horrors’ on 25 Cromwell Street – which has now been torn down but where many of their heinous crimes were committed.
Along with exclusive interviews with people who had not spoken about the crimes before, reports leaked about the documentary was said to focus on the role Rose West played in the crimes.
Fred and Rose West were convicted of a string of murders between 1967 and 1987 at their home in Cromwell Street, Gloucester
The documentary was due to air tonight but has been pulled by ITV
The documentary was said to suggest she was ‘actively involved’ and helped lure some of the 12 victims to their death by kidnapping them.
It comes after Fred’s niece speaking about the moment her teenage cousin’s body was found for another television programme marking and anniversary of the killings.
This comes after the devastated sisters of one of the couple’s victims appeared on This Morning.
In their first ever television, Juanita Mott’s sisters spoke about their ongoing pain ahead of the documentary.
Juanita Mott disappeared at the age of 18 in 1975 and was never seen again.
It was only in 1994 when her and eight other victims’ remains were found at the West’s ‘house of horrors’ in Gloucester that her devastated family finally found out what happened to her.
Victim: Juanita Mott, 18, disappeared in 1975 and was never seen again. She was murdered by Fred and Rose West
After years of silence her sisters Belinda Mott and Mary Ann Mitchell have spoken publicly for the first time.
They feature in a new documentary where Sir Trevor McDonald looks at how ‘actively involved’ Rose was in the murders she and her monster husband orchestrated.
Ahead of it airing on ITV this evening the women appeared on This Morning where they told presenters Phil and Holly they hope she ‘rots in hell’.
Asked what they think of her bid for freedom despite a whole-life tarriff, Ms Mott said: ‘It makes us angry. It’s just a waste of taxpayers’ money.’
Her sister Mary Ann added: ‘We pay our taxes you pay your taxes to keep this country running – and to keep her inside.
‘She gets three meals a day, a nice comfy bed and a roof over her head. I’d like to see her rot in hell.’
Ms Mott interjected saying she wants to see the serial killer in a ‘very slow electric chair’.
Mrs Mitchell added: ‘I feel the death penalty is needed in this case – when there’s absolutely no doubt she killed those girls.
‘We felt cheated when Fred killed himself. But part of me is glad he’s not on this earth, breathing the same air as us.’
Ms Mott revealed she went to the West’s home in Cromwell Street, Gloucester once and spoke to the pair.
The couple raped, torture and murdered 12 women and young girls during a 20-year reign of terror between 1967 and 1987 – including their own daughter Heather.
Rose was convicted of 10 murders in 1995 and handed a whole life term, meaning she will never be released, however the mother-of-eight is said to still have hopes of being released. Fred West killed himself while awaiting trial in 1995.
After years of silence the sisters of one of Fred and Rose West’s murder victims Belinda Mott (right) and Mary Ann Mitchell (right) have spoken publicly for the first time. They appeared on This Morning today ahead of a new ITV documentary airing tonight
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