The "vile" habit of one of the country's most notorious serial killers has been called out by one of her tenants.

The horrific killings carried out by Fred and Rose West will forever be etched into the public' consciousness.

After murdering Fred's oldest daughter Charmaine while he was serving time in prison, Rose joined with her partner to dispose of the body when he got out.

Their next victim was the young girl's mother, who they butchered when she came looking for her child.

Over the course of the next decade the Wests carried out ten more horrific murders from their Gloucester home, including the killing of Shirley Robinson.

Fred later claimed that Rose helped to dismember the woman, personally removing the fetus from her womb.

Fred and Rosemary West
 

Once Fred was arrested for murder in 1994, he went into a great deal of detail about each of the depraved killings before taking his own life as the trial was about to begin.

Rose was found guilty of 10 murders and handed 10 life sentences.

Sordid details about her strange life continue to surface more than 20 years after she was locked up.

Gill Brett, who became the Wests tenant when she was just 16 years old, spoke of Rose's bizarre manner in an interview aired on Howard Sounes’ ‘Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes’ podcast.

She said: “I remember going down to do some washing, I had my little basket under my arm, I gave her a knock. She opened the door in what I would call babydoll pyjamas, modern lingerie.

Rose would answer the door in lingerie
 

"The kind of thing you would only wear in the bedroom – you don’t open your front door to someone wearing that.

“Straight away, without drawing my eyes to it, [I saw] she never had underwear on.

“I was a little uncomfortable with that.”

From the start of the 1970s Rose started working as a prostitute.

She would take men into her room and have sex with them while her husband watched through a secret hole in the wall.

Her sexual appetites were easy for Ms Brett to spot.

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Sometimes the former tenant would be doing her washing and Rose would come in, with “her leg cocked up on the side with no knickers on”.

She would pretend not to notice before unloading to friends later on: “It was all on display again. Vile, vile, vile!”

Being fully aware that her landlady was selling herself,  Ms Brett would turn up her radio to “drown out the noise” that signalled a client was there.

Her attitude to the arrangement remained fairly laissez faire however.

 “I just thought live and let live," she said.