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FRED WEST: Excavations to begin at Gloucester café

Image: SWNS

Excavations are to begin at a café in Gloucester where the body of a suspected victim of a notorious serial killer is believed to be

Mary Bastholm went missing in 1968 aged only 15 years old. Her body was never found but she is believed to have been a victim of serial killer Fred West.

The police have now decided that there is sufficient evidence to begin excavations at the Clean Plate café in Gloucester.

Mary worked at the café at the time of her disappearance, while Fred West was a regular customer.

A documentary crew, filming a production on West, alerted police after they found potential evidence of a body at the café. The police have also revealed that using an endoscope the documentary crew pictured what appeared to be ‘blue material’ under the café.

The find is significant as Mary was wearing blue clothing and had a blue bag at the time of her death over 50 years ago.


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