Police force blasted for £75 Halloween stay in Fred West cell

A police force allowing thrill-seekers to spend Halloween in a cell used by serial murderer Fred West for £75 has been accused of 'glorifying killers'.

West Midlands Police are holding a spooky ghost hunt at the notorious Steelhouse Lane cells in Birmingham.

After murdering at least 12 people, with wife Rose an accomplice in 10, West was held in the station before being transferred to the city's Winson Green prison, where he hanged himself on New Year’s Day 1995.

West Midlands Police have been accused of glorifying killers Fred and Rose West (pictured) by allowing thrill seekers to stay in the Steelhouse Lane cells

West Midlands Police have been accused of glorifying killers Fred and Rose West by allowing thrill seekers to stay in the Steelhouse Lane cells (pictured)

West Midlands Police have been accused of glorifying killers Fred and Rose West (pictured, left) by allowing thrill seekers to stay in the Steelhouse Lane cells (pictured, right)

In advertising material for the October 31 sleepover, the force also links the station with interwar crime drama Peaky Blinders.

The advert reads: 'This event provides a unique opportunity to spend an entire night on a Ghost Hunting Mission within the Victorian Lock Up in Birmingham City Centre on Halloween.

'These cells were occupied by none other than the original Peaky Blinders, Fred West and many more. Be there if you Dare!'

The full advertisement (pictured, above) boasts that the cells were used by the 'original Peaky Blinders' (pictured, below, mugshots taken in the late 1800s)

The full advertisement (pictured, above) boasts that the cells were used by the 'original Peaky Blinders' (pictured, below, mugshots taken in the late 1800s)

The night-long event starts at 7.30pm and includes ghost stories and tales about the cell’s most notorious criminals.

Attendees will be assigned cells which can accommodate two people and measure just 12ft by 12ft before being plunged into complete darkness

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