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Nanny who helped put the Wests in jail dies of cancer

By Rod Minchin

Published 19/08/2016

Serial killers Fred and Rose West
Serial killers Fred and Rose West

A nanny who worked for serial killers Fred and Rose West has died from cancer, a family friend has confirmed.

Caroline Roberts (61), who as a teenager survived a terrifying attack by the twisted pair, died earlier this month after only recently being diagnosed with the disease.

Family friend Andy Jones, who runs the Crime Through Time museum in Littledean, Gloucestershire, paid tribute to his friend of many years.

"She was always a very brave, caring, much-loved lady and mother who had survived appalling torture and abuse at the hands of evil serial killers Fred and Rose West," he said.

Mrs Roberts, who was a key witness in Rose West's trial, was abducted and sexually attacked at the "House of Horrors" where she worked as a nanny in 1972. She had been picked up by the pair hitch-hiking aged 17.

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