Moors Murders

Moors Murderer's Missing Victim: 'Fresh Search' Claims 'Untrue'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

Claims a new search is about to begin for the only victim of the Moors Murderers whose body was never found have been rubbished, as his family urge pe...

Taxpayers Foot £450,000 Bill For Ian Brady Action

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Moors murderer Ian Brady's failed bid to be transferred into a prison cost an NHS trust £200,000 in legal fees. The 75-year-old, whose own costs ...

Inside the Mind of the Moors Murderer, Ian Brady

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The press have reported Ian Brady is providing his first public explanation for why he murdered five children in the 1960s, in evidence to a mental health review tribunal. Brady, it is reported, has requested the transfer to be allowed to kill himself by starvation. But is he truly bent on suicide, or is this all a charade to get media attention?

Letters From a Killer

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK
Brendan Pittaway

I began my career in journalism with a number of ambitions. They did not include striking up a correspondence with a serial killer. Yet little over a year into my first posting, with a leading freelance news agency, I was asked to become the point of contact for a man whose very name continues to anger and unsettle...

Ian Brady: 'I've Killed Four More'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A letter in which Moors Murderer Ian Brady claims to have killed four more people has been published for the first time. In the seven page letter, ...

'If I Interact With The TV, Tony Blair Or Something, This Is Seen As Psychosis'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

Moors murderer Ian Brady has revealed how he talks to himself in his cell, as he spoke publicly for the first time in nearly 50 years. Brady, 75,...

'Hunger Striking' Ian Brady, Moors Murderer, Makes Himself Toast Everyday, Says Nurse

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

"Hunger-striking" Moors murderer Ian Brady makes himself toast every morning, according to his charge nurse. Mark Sheppard, Brady's charge nurse at...

Ian Brady Only Comes Out Of Room At Night

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK

Moors murderer Ian Brady only comes out of his room at night and shuns contact with others believing them beneath him - but also fears them, a mental ...

'Existential Exercises That Were Petty Compared To Politicians'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Infamous child-killer, Ian Brady, has called his crimes an "existential exercise" that are "petty" compared to politicians' and soldiers' conduct duri...

Ian Brady Makes First Public Appearance In Decades

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Moors murderer Ian Brady has been seen in public for the first time in decades as his mental health tribunal began. Brady, 75, with wavy greying ha...

Documentary Could Shed Light On Where Keith Bennet Is Buried

PA | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

A documentary on the life of Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley could shed new light on the bid to find the remains of victim Keith Bennett. ...

PICTURES: The 'Whole Life' Killers Who Will Never Be Free

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Mark Bridger joins a small group of prisoners whose crimes are deemed so appalling they will spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Even notori...

Moors Murderer's Advocate Escapes Charges Over Keith Bennett Letter

PA | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Moors murderer Ian Brady's mental health advocate will not be charged over allegations she failed to tell the police about a letter which may have rev...

A Moors Murderer, Resuscitation and Medical Certainty

Helen Gaskell | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK
Helen Gaskell

Brady and his crimes, of course, stir up strong emotions and continuing interest from law enforcement. Only in August, Ms Powell was arrested after telling the makers of a television documentary that Brady had sent her a letter to be given after his death to Winifred Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett, the only one of his victims whose body has still not been found.

Could Saddleworth Spade Help Find Victim Of Moors Murderers?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

Tests have been carried out on a spade found buried on Saddleworth Moor to establish whether it has any connection to the Moors murders. It was hop...

A Moors Murderer, a Mother and Grief Unabated

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK
Brendan Pittaway

The tragic news of the death of Winifred Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett, brings closure to a life of peculiar torment but not an end to one of the most notorious episodes in British criminal history.

Keith Bennett's Family Vow To Continue The Search For His Body

Posted 18.08.2012 | UK

The family of the mother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett has vowed to continue the fight to find his body and give her son a Christian burial. ...

Moors Murders: Winnie Johnson Dies Without Knowing Where Her Son Is Buried

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK

The mother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett has died without knowing where her son is buried. According to her lawyer, Winnie Johnson, 78, fin...

'Sadistic' Moors Murderer's 'Victory Dance'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

The film-maker behind the Channel 4 documentary that has unearthed a potentially vital clue in the Moors Murders has condemned killer Ian Brady's "sad...

Why Write a Novel About HER?

Jean Rafferty | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Jean Rafferty

Why did you write a novel about her? About Myra Hindley, a woman who killed children? It's the question I'm most frequently asked about my novel, Myra, Beyond Saddleworth, and is both hard and easy to answer. The material was dark and disturbing, and many people can't understand why a writer would persevere with it. But that's the point. Unless we look, really look at the terrible things human beings do to each other, we have no chance of understanding how and why they happen.

Fresh Speculation Over Moors Murderer Ian Brady

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

Moors Murderer Ian Brady's mental health tribunal will be delayed because he is too ill to attend, a judge ruled today. Judge Robert Atherton said ...

Ian Brady Goes Back To Psychiatric Unit After Suffering Seizure

Posted 04.07.2012 | UK

Moors murderer Ian Brady has been discharged from hospital after he suffered a seizure and became 'acutely unwell', a spokesman for his psychiatric un...

Latest Update On Moors Murderer Brady's Health

PA | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has spent a second night in a general hospital, officials confirmed today. The serial killer was admitted to Fazakerley Ho...

Moors Murderer Ian Brady 'Can Have Public Mental Health Tribunal', Judge Rules

PA | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Moors Murderer Ian Brady will have his mental health tribunal hearing held in public, a judge has ruled. It will be only the second time that such ...

MP Questions Why Serial Killers Can Receive Incapacity Beneift

PA | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics

The Government is reviewing whether serial killers detained under mental health legislation can receive incapacity benefit, employment minister Chris ...