We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Ian Brady PA Images
moors murders

Ian Brady's lawyer says his ashes won't be scattered on moor where he buried victims

Brady and his accomplice Myra Hindley murdered five children in England in the 1960s.

IAN BRADY’S LAWYER has confirmed his ashes won’t be scattered on Saddleworth Moor, where he buried four of his victims.

A second hearing of the inquest into Brady’s death heard that his solicitor Robert Makin said there was “no likelihood” the ashes would be scattered on the moor, the Guardian reports.

The coroner in the case had sought reassurances Brady’s ashes wouldn’t be disposed of on the moor.

Brady, who was 79 when he died, and his accomplice Myra Hindley tortured and murdered five children in England between July 1963 and October 1965.

The brutality of the crimes — which in several cases included sexual assault — made it one of Britain’s most notorious cases.

The case became known as the ‘Moors murders’ as four of Hindley and Brady’s victims were buried on Saddleworth Moor, a national park near Manchester. The body of 12-year-old Keith Bennett has never been found.

‘Evil beyond belief’ 

The pair were jailed in 1966 for the murders of John Kilbride, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans.

Years later, they confessed to Bennett’s murder and that of Pauline Reade.

Brady never expressed remorse for the killings, and the judge in his trial said both he and Hindley were “evil beyond belief”. Hindley died in custody in hospital in 2002 aged 60.

Contains reporting from - © AFP 2017

Read: Moors murderer Ian Brady dies aged 79

Read: Police say they’ll never close the Moors Murders case despite death of Ian Brady

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.