New Fred and Rose West documentary is CANCELLED by ITV

New Fred and Rose West documentary is CANCELLED by ITV just hours before it was due to air over legal concerns Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald due to air at 9pm   ITV pulled the documentary from the air, citing 'legal reasons' for cancellation  Representative for the TV company said it would be shown at a later date 

By Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline

Published: 20:50 GMT, 31 January 2019 | Updated: 01:59 GMT, 1 February 2019

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ITV confirmed their documentary about Fred and Rose West has been postponed for 'legal reasons' just hours before it was due to air .

The programme, 'Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald', was due to air at 9pm yesterday evening.

But hours before, ITV began advertising that a repeat of Trevor McDonald's Death Row would shown instead.

The programme, Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald, was due to air at 9pm this evening

The programme, Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald, was due to air at 9pm this evening

An ITV representative told the Mirror: 'Broadcast has been postponed for legal reasons and the film will be scheduled for a later date.'

Fred and Rose West raped, tortured and murdered 12 women and young girls during a 20-year reign of terror between 1967 and 1987 - including their own daughter Heather. 

The new documentary presented by Sir Trevor McDonald exposes the details behind their sickening crimes, and it is revealed for the first time Rose was more violent than her husband. 

In the programme, Sir Trevor revisited the 'house of horrors' on 25 Cromwell Street - which has now been torn down but where many of their heinous crimes were committed.

Along with exclusive interviews with people who had not spoken about the crimes before, reports leaked about the documentary said it was focused on the role Rose West played in the crimes.

Fred and Rose West were convicted of a string of murders between 1967 and 1987 at their home in Cromwell Street, Gloucester 

Fred and Rose West were convicted of a string of murders between 1967 and 1987 at their home in Cromwell Street, Gloucester 

The documentary was due to air tonight but has been pulled by ITV

The documentary was due to air tonight but has been pulled by ITV

The documentary was said to suggest she was 'actively involved' and helped lure some of the 12 victims to their death by kidnapping them.

It comes after Fred's niece spoke about the moment

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