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GLOUCESTER BEGINS DEMOLITION OF 'HOUSE OF HORRORS'

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Gloucester City Council is spending around£120,000 to help erase the memory of the murders at 25 Cromwell Street....
Gloucester City Council is spending around £120,000 to help erase the memory of the murders at 25 Cromwell Street.

The council completed the £40,000 purchase of the home of Fred and Rosemary West last Friday, having already bought number 23 next door. A demolition company went into the semi-detached properties this week, and the entire building will be either ground to dust or burned to deter souvenir hunters.

The council is spending £15,000 consulting the bereaved, residents, the West family, and other interested parties to decide what should be done with the land which is left.

Some locals have called for an unmarked site, while some church leaders have suggested a garden of remembrance. Gloucester leader Jon Holmes told LGC: 'It's not for the council to make recommendations, we will wait for the consultant's report in three to four months.'
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