Dying Ian Brady gave locked briefcases to his solicitor

Lester Mason
September 22, 2017

His inquest will take place at Bootle Town Hall today.

Brady and Hindley killed five children between 1963 to 1965, snatching the youngsters off the street before sexually assaulting them and burying many of their bodies on Saddleworth Moor in the south Pennines.

The inquest into Brady's death was told the cases were sealed by security staff at the hospital and locked in the director of security's office before Brady was given morphine to ease his pain.

Dr Noir Thomas, a consultant forensic psychiatrist, said Brady's condition had deteriorated in February and then again, significantly on 24 April.

He said he had to consider whether neglect or self-neglect contributed to the death as the killer had been on intermittent hunger strike since 1999.

The inquest was told cause of death was cor pulmonale, a form of heart failure, accompanied by lung disease.

Dr Rodgers said although Brady had been on hunger strike his body did not look emaciated and "he may well have been eating".

The victims - Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans - were aged between 10 and 17.


Brady never revealed where Keith's remains were buried.

Throughout her lifetime the boy's mother Winnie Johnson, who died in 2012, had repeatedly pleaded for Brady to do so.

Keith's brother Alan runs a website, Searching for Keith, in an ongoing attempt to locate his body.

Christopher Sumner, the coroner, had refused to release Brady's body until he had been given assurances that his ashes would not be spread on Saddleworth Moor, where the bodies of three of...

The serial killer's briefcases were sealed by security staff and released to his lawyer, according to the psychiatric hospital where he died.

It was also revealed that hours before his death Brady ordered two locked briefcases be handed to his lawyer, Robin Makin.

"He received appropriate medical care throughout his time as a patient at Ashworth Hospital to satisfy both his physical and his mental needs".

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