Moors murderer Ian Brady dies, Ashworth Hospital confirms

Danny Woods
May 25, 2017

At a court hearing in February, lawyers said Brady had been bedridden for the last couple of years and it was "fair to say" he was terminally ill, with emphysema among his ailments.

But Brady said nothing about Keith or any of his other victims before he passed.

However the burial place of Keith Bennett has never been revealed.

We will act on credible and actionable information that will help lead us to him.

Brady and Hindley were jailed for life in 1966 for abducting, torturing, sexually abusing and then murdering the children before burying their young victims on the bleak Saddleworth Moor near the northern city of Manchester.

The Guardian reported Brady was diagnosed as a psychopath in 1985 and moved to maximum security psychiatric hospital.

Brady's lawyer Robin Makin visited the child-killer two hours before his death and called his final moments "quite a moving situation".

Brady had been held in a high security hospital near Liverpool in northwest England.

"It was obvious that the end was fairly close".

He said they discussed Brady's legal wishes and arrangements for his funeral, which he said he could not make public presently but added "in due course these will become available".

Writing on Facebook, Alan Bennett said: "Thank you to everyone for your honest words and thoughts".

"I would be very surprised if he really had anything that was useful", said Makin. I went to see him and spent a few hours with him.

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"I have worked closely with Alan Bennett since the death of his mother Winnie and have always had the impression that he is close to finding the body of his brother Keith".

Had the pair not made a crucial blunder in involving Hindley's brother-in-law David Smith in their next enterprise, the murder of Edward Evans, 17, might not have been their last.

It is the official photo of Ian Brady issued by British police during the trial in the 1960s.

He said according to the BBC: "I would like an assurance before I do so that first of all the person who asked to take over responsibility for that funeral has a funeral director willing to deal with the funeral and that he has a crematorium willing and able to cremate Mr Stewart-Brady's body".

A search is carried out on Saddleworth Moor for missing children Keith Bennett (top right), Pauline Reade (bottom left) and John Kilbride (bottom right), October 1965.

He said: "Whilst we are not actively searching Saddleworth Moors, Greater Manchester Police will never close this case".

"Ashworth Hospital can leave him out for the bin men". Reade's was uncovered but Bennett's grave has never been found.

"I would beg him to do the right thing on his deathbed and tell us where Keith is".

Ten-year-old Lesley Ann Downey could be heard whimpering: "I want to see my mummy".

The murderer had previously said he did not know the location because of changes to the landscape on the moor, but officers who were involved in the search believe this is untrue.

"Those two individuals, Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, they didn't just destroy five young children's lives".

"The. false hopes that they gave the families for over 50 years destroyed all of the families as well, even to this day".

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