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What has become of properties where notorious serial killers unleashed horrors

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When a horrific murder takes place, particularly in a close-knit community, the impact is felt for decades to come.

But, as well as the pain felt by the victims' families, there is also the physical legacy of the houses and gardens which are inextricably linked to the heinous crimes.

More often than not, houses connected to notorious killings are demolished, in a bid to destroy the memories which will forever be associated with that site.

The move is largely to stop ghoulish souvenir-hunters plundering the house and garden for relics of the notorious crimes - but there is also the reality that most people do not want to live in a home with such sinister connotations.

Here, we take a look at some of the homes on the macabre list of buildings razed to the ground - including Fred and Rose West's House of Horrors and Josef Fritzl's secret dungeon home - as well as those properties which are still standing today, despite their darkened past.

Rose and Fred West: 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester 

Fred and Rose West put the sleepy town of Gloucester on the global map when they murdered several victims from their end-of-terrace home in 25 Cromwell Street, which later became known as the House of Horrors.

With their insatiable and sadistic sexual appetites, the warped duo tortured their victims with whips before mutilating them and burying them wherever they could to hide their heinous crimes.  

Warped Fred (pictured) and Rose West brought the gaze of the world on to the sleepy town of Gloucester, with their insatiable and sadistic sexual appetites leading to the brutal murders of 12 innocent women

Warped Fred (pictured) and Rose West brought the gaze of the world on to the sleepy town of Gloucester, with their insatiable and sadistic sexual appetites leading to the brutal murders of 12 innocent women

Rose has never admitted her role in the killings but is serving a whole life term

Rose has never admitted her role in the killings but is serving a whole life term

Warped Fred (left) and Rose West (right) brought the gaze of the world on to the sleepy town of Gloucester, with their insatiable and sadistic sexual appetites leading to the brutal murders of 12 innocent women

Their heinous crimes took place at 25 Cromwell Street (pictured, end of terrace) - which became known as the House of Horrors - where police discovered human remains buried under paving slabs in the back garden

Their heinous crimes took place at 25 Cromwell Street (pictured, end of terrace) - which became known as the House of Horrors - where police discovered human remains buried under paving slabs in the back garden

Their heinous crimes took place at 25 Cromwell Street (pictured, end of terrace) - which became known as the House of Horrors - where police discovered human remains buried under paving slabs in the back garden

Police eventually discovered human remains hidden in the house's cellar and buried under paving slabs in the garden when the couple's children inadvertently told social workers about what was going on at the property.

The pair were arrested, with Fred being held on suspicion of murdering twelve women. He hanged himself in 1995 while awaiting trial for the murders, while Rose was later convicted for her role in ten of the killings. 

The property, which Fred bought in 1973, was large and included a large cellar which was used as Fred's 'torture chamber'.

With several spare rooms, the couple took in lodgers, many of whom went on to meet their grizzly fate. When the cellar became too full to hide any more remains, the rear garden became the ‘overflow’ burial ground. 

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