Body of Keith Bennett buried in Yorkshire

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of moors murderer Ian Brady appearing via video link at Manchester Civil Justice Centre.
Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of moors murderer Ian Brady appearing via video link at Manchester Civil Justice Centre.

Moors murderer Ian Brady has claimed the body of child victim Keith Bennet was buried in Yorkshire.

And he claims in letters to have killed four adults as well as the five children.

Brady, now 75, wanted a tribunal to approve a move to a Scottish prison, but Ashworth Hospital said he had chronic mental illness and needed continued care at the Merseyside top-security facility.

Brady and Myra Hindley, who died in prison in 2002, tortured and murdered five children.

They were convicted in 1966 of the murders of John Kilbride, 12, who was snatched off the street in 1963, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, who was lured away from a funfair on Boxing Day 1964, and Edward Evans, 17, who was killed in October 1965.

The couple later confessed to murdering Pauline Reade, 16, who disappeared on her way to a disco in 1963 and Keith Bennett, abducted the following year as he left home to visit his grandmother.

Their bodies were buried on Saddleworth Moor, although Keith’s body was never found.

Brady has been at Ashworth since 1985.

And an expert panel has decided that Brady continued to pose a danger to himself and others. The reasons for the tribunal’s decision will be released later.

Brady, whose legal costs are estimated to be around £250,000 and paid by the taxpayer, as he gets legal aid, has the right to challenge the decision.

This is the first time Brady has spoken in public for 47 years. He gave evidence at the tribunal for more than four hours.