Warning other Fred West burial sites ‘may exist’ as cops dig up Cafe cellar

It is “vital” police probe all possible burial sites linked to murderer Fred West, a TV ­investigator has warned.

Mark Williams-Thomas said the vile attacker could be Britain’s most prolific serial killer.

The claim came as police released the first images of a cellar under excavation, including chalk markings, where they fear missing waitress Mary Bastholm is buried.

Former cop Mr Williams-Thomas, 51, tweeted: “One of the vital things that should come out of the new search for #FredWest victim #MaryBastholm is the need for @Glos_Police to review all the potential burial sites in the files.

“A number of other sites exist and must now be searched by @Glos_Police as part of a review to finally give closure to West’s victims’ families.”

The cellar, under the Clean Plate café in Gloucester, is being searched for waitress Mary who is suspected of being West’s first victim.

Yesterday a bunch of flowers was placed at the scene in the missing girl’s honour.

Police crime scene co-ordinator Martin Cuffe said: “It’s a very old building. There are a lot of hazards including very low ceilings.

“A lot of the time our staff are ­having to work bent over, on hands and knees crawling around.’’

West killed himself, aged 53, in his cell at HMP Birmingham on New Year’s Day 1995 while on remand awaiting trial for 12 murders.

Before he died he confessed to son Stephen he had killed up to 30 more women.

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