Ian Brady, Moors murderer, dies aged 79

Ian Brady, Moors murderer, dies aged 79

One of Britain's most notorious killers, Moors Murderer Ian Brady, who murdered five children with his lover and accomplice Myra Hindley in the 1960s has died, aged 79.

The spokesman said Brady died at 6.03pm on Monday, but was unable to say what Brady died of, and said he had been on oxygen for a while.

Greater Manchester Police today said Brady's death won't stop them acting on new information which could help them find Keith's body.

When he was sentenced in 1966, the judge said he was "wicked beyond belief".

The 16-year-old, who vanished on July 12 1963 on her way to a disco near her home in Gorton, Manchester, was the couple's first victim.

"We can confirm a 79-year-old patient in long-term care at Ashworth High Secure Hospital has died after becoming physically unwell", a Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust spokesman confirmed to multiple United Kingdom.

Lord Pendry, former MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, said he believed Brady's "jealousy" of Hindley motivated the killer to agree to return to Saddleworth Moor in 1987 in an attempt to find Keith Bennett's burial place.

So heinous were their crimes, Brady and Hindley, who died in prison in 2002, will go down in criminal history as two of the worst murderers of the 20th century.

Four months after Pauline vanished, the day after President John F Kennedy's assassination in the U.S., 12-year-old John Kilbride became Brady's second victim.

"It's a lot to take in".

The country as a whole is breathing not only a sigh of relief that this monster is no longer costing us anymore, but that his death was painful and slow after his declining health due to cancer.

"But nothing will change".

He left Glasgow at 16 and moved to live with his natural mother in Manchester after getting in trouble with the law, and assumed his stepfather's name.

"He's ruined our lives all these years and he'll still ruin it even though he's gone".

Mr Sumner also sought assurances that there was a funeral director and crematorium willing to handle Brady's body.

Brady, one of the Moors murderers who was responsible for the deaths of five children, died last night at the age of 79.

In February this year, he was refused permission for another court bid to be transferred to prison.

Mr Brennan told BBC Two's Newsnight: "To know that your daughter was lost, alone and murdered and then actually her death was recorded, the grief can never ever be etched from your mind".

Myra Hindley and Ian Brady.

Martin Bottomley added, "Following the death of Brady, our thoughts - as they have been for over 50 years - remain with the families of all of his victims".

He said: "I had written to him several times asking for meetings so we could look at photographs, maps and plans of the area to help him to identify the spot where Keith was buried but he has never responded to me". It's closure for our family.

"It is especially saddening for the family of Keith Bennett that his killers did not reveal to police the whereabouts of Keith's burial site".

They were taken to bleak Saddleworth Moor where they located the shallow grave dug over 20 years before.

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