Ian Brady's Ashes Must Not Be Scattered On Saddleworth Moor

"Brady's death does not change that", Martin Bottomley said after the Moors murderer died on Monday aged 79 at Ashworth secure hospital at Maghull, Merseyside.

Keith's body has never been found, despite exhaustive searches of the barren landscape by the police, army and even using a USA spy satellite.

"I think it would be offensive if Mr Stewart-Brady's ashes were scattered on Saddleworth Moor".

He said: "I suppose it is a double-edged sword in that he has died and a lot of people will take solace from that but I think as far as the family is concerned it is the end of the line for information from him". The thoughts of everyone within Greater Manchester Police are with the families who lost loved ones in the most painful and traumatic way.

Writing on Facebook, Alan Bennett said: "Thank you to everyone for your honest words and thoughts".

A MISSING letter reportedly penned by evil Ian Brady could hold the key to discovering where he buried Keith Bennett.

In recent years, with the deterioration in his health, Brady was urged to do the decent thing and reveal the location where he hid 12-year-old Keith's body, but he stubbornly refused to let the elderly mother of the young die without ever knowing where is her son's body. One message said: "Sorry you didn't get the answers and knew where Keith was".

"I got a call that he wanted to see me - he was obviously well aware that his death was imminent", he said.

Imprisoned since 1966, Brady was given three life sentences for the killings of Downey, Evans, and Kilbride and later went on to admit murdering Bennett and Reade, but was never tried in court for their deaths.

In the 1980s, the couple admitted abducting and murdering 16-year-old Pauline Reade on her way to a Manchester disco in 1963 and killing Keith Bennett (12) in 1964.

Hindley died in prison in 2002 at the age of 60.

In 2013 he asked to be moved to a Scottish prison so he could not be force fed, as he could be in hospital, and where he could be allowed to die if he wishes.

He recalled: "It was a hard exercise because a lot of my constituents, particularly around Hattersley, if they thought I had spent five hours with Brady they would have thought I should have done something more than talk to him".

"For their relentless appeals and false hopes that they gave the families for over 50 years destroyed all of the families as well, even to this day". He said he went on frequent hunger strikes and in letters to journalists, expressed an interest in dying.

"It is especially saddening for the family of Keith Bennett that his killers did not reveal to police the whereabouts of Keith's burial site".

"I would be very surprised if he really had anything that was useful", said Makin.

Coroner's officer Alby Howard-Murphy said no relatives of Brady's were known to the court.

"She wrote to him during her lifetime without obtaining any meaningful information and I have written to him a few times on behalf of her and subsequently for the family seeking a meeting".

Senior coroner Christopher Sumner said he knew he did not have the legal power to make such a request but believed it was the "correct moral judgement".

Brady took a photograph of Hindley standing on the edge of his grave holding her pet dog.

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