Collett Alldrett has defended her decision for the gruesome display close to where three children were murdered (Picture: SWNS)
A mum has said her Halloween display with body bags ‘isn’t in bad taste’ despite it being a mile away from where a child killer struck.
Collett Alldrett, 39, has hit back at criticism of her macabre decorations after facing accusations they were in bad taste and scaring kids.
The school worker from Ronkswood, Worcester, lives a mile away from where David McGreavy murdered three children and impaled their bodies on railings on April 13, 1973.
McGreavy was dubbed the ‘Monster of Worcester’ and was released in 2019 after spending 45 years in jail.
Some neighbours now believe Collette’s ghoulish display is ‘too over the top’ and ‘gruesome’ considering the area’s links to McGreavy.
However, Collett insists most people love her display and she and her four children go all out each year to decorate the front of their home.
The outside of Collette Alldrett’s house in Worcester where she has decorated it with body bags, and a special display of the movie IT (Picture: SWNS)
The body bags are made out of old milk cartons, pop bottles and black bin bags (Picture: SWNS)
David Anthony McGreavy who was jailed for life in 1973 after killing three children in Worcester before leaving their bodies impaled on railings (Picture: SWNS)
She admits the two life-sized body bags pinned to the exterior walls had certainly been turning heads but was unaware they were dividing opinion.
Collette, a school worker and cleaner, said: ‘I don’t think they are in bad taste.
‘There will always be people who have to say something horrible or nasty when others try to do nice things to make others smile.
‘But everyone seems to love them. Most people are curious to know how they are made.
‘They are made from an old football for the head, milk cartons, pop bottles, two large black bags, tape, old wire and cable tied to the outside wall.
The Worcester home of David McGreavy’s young murder victims which is close to the haunting decorations (Picture: SWNS)
Four-year-old Paul Ralph was also killed just a mile away from the Halloween decorations (Picture: SWNS)
Samantha Ralph was just nine months old when she was killed by the evil David McGrearyu (Picture: SWNS)
Collette, her husband and four children have been decorating their house of Westminster Road, for Halloween for the last four years.
However, one neighbour, who did not wish to be named, complained: ‘I don’t think having body bags hanging from the walls is funny at all. It’s just a bit sick.
‘I don’t celebrate Halloween myself, I think it’s a bit ridiculous. I think the display is sinister and will scare kids but that’s just my opinion.’
Another person on social media added: ‘Bit OTT when you consider what went on down the road with those kids. Just slightly gruesome and in bad taste for me.’
But others neighbours defended the display, with one adding: ‘I think people need to stop being so up themselves.
‘It’s time to get over the McGreavy case, it happened a long time ago. They are clearly just a bit of fun for Halloween.’
This year their display also includes giant spiderwebs and spider, a coffin and even a tribute to Stephen King’s horror film It.
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The gruesome display has split the opinions of neighbours, after it was revealed three children were murdered just a mile away