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Killer Rose West's agony as she goes blind in jail.

Byline: EXCLUSIVE BY EMILY HALL and GERALDINE MCKELVIE

MURDERER Rose West is going blind in jail, according to sources.

She was diagnosed with irreversible glaucoma in July.

The child killer, 64, is said to be distraught at the diagnosis at HMP Low Newton, near Durham, where she is serving a full life term for 10 murders.

An insider said: "It's already affected her sight. She's told people she'll kill herself if she ends up blind."

Fellow prisoners say she had not worn her trademark glasses for years until her vision deteriorated, and she now relies on them. Glaucoma causes progressive sight loss. Another souce said: "There's nothing wrong with her body, more's the pity. It's hardly surprising. She's treated like royalty in here." West is said to have taken up hobbies like baking, yoga and cutting lags' hair after doing a beauty course.

She was jailed in 1995 for killing women and girls, including daughter Heather, 16, and stepdaughter Charmaine, eight.

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 10, 2017
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