Letters and artwork by killer Reggie Kray are being auctioned by the woman credited with helping him become a born-again Christian.

Carol-Ann Kelly struck up an friendship with the East End villain while visiting her then husband in Parkhurst prison on the Isle of Wight in 1983.

The pair became close after Kray, who died of cancer in 2000, said she reminded him of his late wife.

The lot could fetch £2,000 when auctioned at Lewes, East Sussex.

The previously unseen letters were written in the 1980s when Kray was part-way through a life term for the murder of Jack “The Hat” McVitie.

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