Monday 19 August 2019

Brady secretly buried at sea

Moors murderer Ian Brady. Photo: PA
Moors murderer Ian Brady. Photo: PA

Daniel Grey

Moors Murderer Ian Brady's ashes were buried at sea in the middle of the night after a cremation in Southport last Wednesday, it has been confirmed.

The child killer, who used the name Ian Stewart-Brady, died aged 79 on May 15 this year, and was incinerated without ceremony.

The body was collected from the mortuary at Royal Liverpool hospital by a Tameside Council official at around 9pm on October 25, court documents show.

Under police escort the corpse was then taken to Southport Crematorium, where the cremation began at 10pm exactly. No music or flowers were allowed. Following this, Brady's ashes were placed in a weighted biodegradable urn, driven to Liverpool Marina and later dispatched at sea on Thursday, October 26, at 2.30am.

The serial killer's crimes shocked the nation as he tortured and murdered five children in the 1960s, along with Myra Hindley, who died in prison in 2002.

There were fears the remains of Scottish-born Brady would be scattered on Saddleworth Moor - where they buried four of their victims. Brady's executor Robin Makin gave assurances there was "no likelihood" of this happening, but the Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos, ruled the issue of disposal should be taken out of Mr Makin's hands.

Irish Independent

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