Moors murderer Ian Brady, who killed five children alongside Myra Hindley, has died, Ashworth Hospital has confirmed. The pair carried out the murders from 1963 to 1965, sexually assaulting their victims and burying many of their bodies on Saddleworth Moor in the south Pennines.
The couple’s five victims were aged 10, 12, 12, 16 and 17. When he was sentenced in 1966, the judge “wicked beyond belief”. Myra Hindley died in 2002.
Fifty years on, one of the victims, Keith Bennett, has still never been found – despite the belief that Brady knew the location and buried him on the Moors, where he buried three others.