West, Frederick Walter Stephen [Fred]
- Richard Davenport-Hines
West, Frederick Walter Stephen [Fred] (1941–1995), murderer, was born on 29 September 1941 at Bickerton Cottage, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, the eldest surviving child of Walter Stephen West (1914–1992), an agricultural worker, and his wife, Daisy Hannah, née Hill (1923–1968). He had three younger sisters and three younger brothers. His childhood was brutal and primitive. ...