Rose West & Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald viewers have praised a former prisoner for ‘knocking out’ one of the notorious killers.
The ITV documentary, which aired last night (Monday, September 21), featured a woman named Julie McAllister who was in Low Newton Prison at the same time as Rose West.
Sir Trevor McDonald described how West had a terrible temper, which often caused friction with the other inmates.
What did the ex-inmate say on Trevor McDonald’s Rose West documentary?
Julie was in jail on a firearms offence. She said: “I was in the dining hall and Rosemary West came in and she asked to sit at my table. I said, ‘No, you can’t’ and she actually spat on us.
“She was standing in the queue, talking to the prisoners about how she’d cook them cakes. I tapped her on the shoulder and I punched her straight in the face. Caught her in the eye, because you could hear the thud when she hit the floor.
“I knocked Rose West clean out and I’m shouting, ‘I’ll do it again because I’m a mother’. And the full dining hall ended up on the tables, giving us a round of applause.”
It seems those watching at home felt the same way.
How did Rose West & Myra Hindley doc viewers react?
On Twitter, a number of viewers praised Julie and called her a “national treasure”. Others said she should get a medal and called her story the “quote of 2020”.
One wrote: “The Geordie who knocked Rose West ‘clean out’, give that lass a medal #rosewest #RoseandMyra.”
‘I knocked Rose West clean out’. This woman is a British national treasure.
Another put: “That woman saying she knocked Rose West clean out has been the highlight of this documentary #RoseandMyra.”
A third said: “‘I knocked Rosemary West clean out’. Well, I think your criminal record should be wiped clean for doing that fantastic public service. #RoseAndMyra.”
Someone else wrote: “‘I knocked Rose West clean out’. This woman is a British national treasure #roseandmyra.”
“That Geordie woman saying ‘A knocked Rose West clean oot and the whole dining room cheered’. Quote of 2020 that,” said another, using a crying-laughing emoji.
That woman saying she knocked Rose West clean out has been the highlight of this documentary #RoseandMyra
— Melissa. (@melissaztweets) September 21, 2020
"I knocked Rosemary West clean out"
Well, I think your criminal record should be wiped clean for doing that fantastic public service. #RoseAndMyra
— Andy Gibson of AndyGibsonTV.com (@AndyGibsonTV) September 21, 2020
"I knocked Rose West clean out" this woman is a British national treasure #roseandmyra
— a guy named Chris. (@kingofthecentre) September 21, 2020
West was sentenced to life in prison in 1995. A court found her guilty of 10 murders.
– Rose West & Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald is available to stream now on ITV Hub
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