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Councils Are Refusing To Cremate Ian Brady's Body

Councils Are Refusing To Cremate Ian Brady's Body

Several councils have refused to cremate the body of Moors Murderer Ian Brady.

The child killer died on Monday evening, aged 79, after removing his own feeding tube.

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Now, a number of local authorities have spoken out to say they would not cremate the corpse, if approached.

A spokesman for Sefton Council, which is the local authority of Ashworth Hospital where Brady spent many years, told the Manchester Evening News: "Ourselves, as an authority, have not been approached by his executor to cremate his body.

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"The simple answer, if asked, would be a no."

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Brady was born in Glasgow, which has also refused to cremate the child-killer.

A spokesman for the Glasgow authority told the paper: "We have not had such a request but we would refuse that request.

"We would advise the private crematoria not to accept the request or any such request should it be forthcoming. There has not been any request made."

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Oldham Council has also been ruled out due to Saddleworth Moor being the place he and Hindley buried four bodies.

Infamous child murderer Brady, together with his girlfriend Myra Hindley, sexually tortured and murdered five children and teenagers, aged between 10 and 17, in the 1960s.

Police searching Saddleworth Moore. Credit: PA

They were sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of three murders in 1966. Later, they admitted to the others.

Pauline Reade, 16, and John Kilbride, 12, were killed in 1963. The following year, Keith and Lesley Ann Downey, 10, went missing. Seventeen-year-old Edward Evans was killed in 1965.

Brady had been held at high-security Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside, after being diagnosed as a psychopath in 1985.

Hindley died in prison at the age of 60, in 2002. Hindley was cremated during a secret ceremony in Cambridgeshire after 20 local undertakers refused to take her body.

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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