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Moors murderer Ian Brady dies aged 79

Brady and accomplice Myra Hindley killed five children in 1960s England.

PRISONS Brady filer Ian Brady has died in a UK psychiatric hospital. Source: PA

BRITAIN’S MOORS MURDERER Ian Brady has died aged 79.

The infamous killer’s death has been confirmed by the psychiatric hospital in which he was being held.

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

In a statement this evening, his death has been confirmed by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

“We can confirm a 79-year-old patient in long-term care at Ashworth High Secure Hospital has died after becoming physically unwell,” the statement said.

Hindley died in custody in hospital in 2002 aged 60, while Brady was held in various prisons before being transferred to Ashworth Hospital in 1985 after he was diagnosed as being a paranoid schizophrenic.

Brady had previously launched legal proceedings to remove him from the psychiatric care he was under and return him to prison.

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