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Fred West: No human remains have been found under cafe linked to the serial killer.

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The Clean Plate Cafe in Gloucester will be returned back to the owners once the current reparation work is completed.

Police have today confirmed that no human remains have been found under a cafe in Gloucester which is believed to have links with serial killer Fred West and the missing girl Mary Bastholm.

Gloucestershire Police have confirmed there is no other “items of significance” which were discovered within the Clean Plate Cafe.

Mary had worked as a waitress within the cafe which was called The Pop In Cafe and was last seen alive in the cafe in January 1968.

“Excavation work at the Clean Plate cafĂ© has now been completed and we can confirm no human remains or items of significance to the investigation have been found,” the force said in a statement.

“Digging to access and examine six areas of interest or ‘anomalies’ in the cellar area began last Wednesday, 19 May.

“The anomalies were identified by a team of expert forensic archaeologists and anthropologists ahead of the excavation work, with the experts able to determine that the remaining areas of the cellar had been undisturbed since prior to 1968, when Mary Bastholm disappeared.

“Each area was carefully examined by the forensics team with support from officers from the constabulary.

“The team worked each day, everything that was dug up was analysed on site and all activity was meticulously logged and photographed.”

The body of missing Mary has never been found and was sadly not discovered during the excavation of the West’s Home which became locally known as the House of Horrors which was located in Cromwell Street in Gloucester in 1994.

West was charged with 12 murders but killed himself before his trial.

Rose West, his wife, was convicted of 10 murders in November 1995 and is serving a whole life sentence.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
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