Notorious Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies in United Kingdom hospital

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has died after spending more than five decades behind bars.

The serial killer has died at Ashworth high-security psychiatric hospital in Merseyside, where he was reportedly receiving palliative care.

These were their five victims.

They made a tape recording of Lesley Ann, naked, bound and gagged and begging for help and asking to be allowed to go home to her mother, as she was repeatedly tortured and sexually before being murdered.

For many of his last years, Brady had been on intermittent hunger strike and staff at Ashworth fed him via a tube through the nose on the grounds he was insane and incapable of deciding to end his own life.

They buried their innocent victims on the desolate Saddleworth Moor near the northern city of Manchester.

Once there, Pauline was beaten about the head and had her throat cut with such force her spinal cord was severed. He was lured on to the moor, where he was sexually assaulted and murdered. He and Hindley later confessed to another two murders.

Pauline was still wearing her pink and gold party dress and blue coat.

Terry Kilbride, the brother of victim John, said he will still have to deal with the "nightmare" Brady has left behind.

In the shadow of President John F Kennedy's assassination in the U.S. the day before, little attention was paid to the disappearance of the Manchester boy.

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The apprentice engineer was lured to a home then shared by Hindley and Brady.

The youngster agreed to get into the auto on the pretext his parents would be anxious about him if he was late home. The photograph would later lead police to the young boy's resting place.

Before Brady's death he had told The Sun: "I would beg him to do the right thing on his deathbed and tell us where Keith is".

Keith died after leaving his home in Chorlton-on-Medlock in Manchester on June 16 1964.

On the way back, Brady suggested they take a detour, claiming they needed to search for a glove Hindley had lost on the moors.

Brady, from Glasgow, Scotland, who was jailed 51 years ago, refused to reveal where they had buried the body of Keith Bennett.

Keith's mother, Winnie Johnson, had spent her life campaigning to try and find her son's remains, but she died in 2012 and was buried with his glasses having never found justice.

They were finally caught when Hindley's brother-in-law tipped off police.

Brady and his lover and accomplice Myra Hindley tortured and murdered five children in Britain's Yorkshire Moors during a sadistic rein of terror in the 1960s.

  • Megan Austin