Wicked killers Rose West and Myra Hindley are the subject of a new ITV documentary which will expose their prison secrets.
Rose West and Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald will look at the time they were locked up together.
Hindley was considered one of the most wicked women in Britain for killing five children in the 1960s with her lover Ian Brady.
Meanwhile, West was found guilty of killing 10 girls, including her own own daughter, with her husband Fred.
Inside prison the two killers grew close and bonded over their similar crimes.
But the ITV documentary will examine how their relationship turned sour as they battled for “prison royalty”.
One of the inmates in the documentary helped to shed light on the subject.
Linda Calvey, also known as the Black Widow, was locked up with both the killers.
Calvey, now 72, is one of Britain’s most notorious gangsters.
The killer from Ilford, Essex, was dubbed the Black Widow because all of her lovers ended up either dead or in prison.
The murderer and armed robber was jailed for killing her lover Ronnie Cook in 1990.
Rose West and Myra Hindley's prison secrets exposed in chilling new ITV documentary
She paid a hitman, Daniel Reece, £10,000 to kill Cook.
But the hitman lost his nerve at the last minute, and Calvey picked up the gun herself.
She shot the victim at point blank range while he was kneeling in front of her.
She served 18 years for the killing, and was at one point Britain’s longest-serving female prisoner.
'Dennis Nilsen begged me to go to his murder flat and flew into a rage when I said no'
Linda started her criminal life as a getaway driver before becoming an armed robber.
The gangster claimed she was a leading figure, with her gang addressing her as “Lady Boss”.
She is believed to have earned £1million from her armed robberies, but she actually claims she stole £100,000 a raid.
Linda told the Daily Mail: "I got around 100 grand a robbery – and we did loads.
"It was very glamorous. I had a whole wardrobe of fur coats."
This would suggest her actual earnings from robberies were much higher.
Speaking about her Black Widow name, she said: "I was a seductress. I lured men in with my web. And I always knew when I got one."
Linda was freed from prison in 2009, and has released a book called Meet The Black Widow.
- Rose West
- Myra Hindley
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