Moors murderer Ian Brady dies at 79

2017-05-16 17:42
This Undated police handout photograph shows Ian Brady. (AFP)

This Undated police handout photograph shows Ian Brady. (AFP)

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London - Moors murderer Ian Brady has died in hospital aged 79, an NHS spokesman has said.

According to The Guardian, Brady revealed he had a lung and chest condition in December and had been receiving palliative care from cancer nurses at Ashworth psychiatric hospital on Merseyside.

The high-profile murderer, who had been on oxygen for a while, died due to an undisclosed illness.

Brady, with his then girlfriend Myra Hindley, are notorious for sexually torturing and murdering five children between 1963 and 1965 and burying at least four of the bodies on Saddleworth Moor, near Oldham.

One of the victims’ body, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, has never been found despite pleas from the boy’s relatives for the couple to reveal where they buried his body.

After suffering a suspected heart attack, Hindley died in prison in 2002.

Keith’s brother Alan Bennett took to Facebook to thank those who have been sending messages of condolences, adding that: “We will carry on doing whatever we can to bring Keith home and your support means more than I could ever put in to words”.

BBC reported that Brady called his solicitor Robin Makin to come and visit him, and according to Makin, the murderer was “well aware that his death was imminent".

Makin said that Brady only talked about his funeral arrangements, but did not bring up a conversation on the whereabouts of little Keith’s supposed grave.

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