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Ian Brady’s letter: Keith Bennett’s peace, a TV show and what Emma Chalk knows

by | 17th, August 2012

DID Ian Brady, 74, the Moors murderer, reveal to Jackie Powell, his legal advocate, where he and Myra Hindley buried 12-year-old Keith Bennett, who went missing in June 1964? The pair tortured and murdered five children before burying their bodies on Saddleworth Moor. Powell, is under arrest, suspected of preventing the burial of a body without lawful exercise. Powell told the Channel 4 documentary Ian Brady: Endgames of a Psychopath that Brady had handed her an envelope. She says that Brady told her to give the envelope to Winnie Johnson, Keith Bennett’s mother, who is currently in a hospice. Powell says he never opened it.

Brady is in Ashworth hospital in Maghull, Merseyside, where he has been tube-fed for 12 years. He is sectioned under Mental Health Act following his diagnosis as a psychopath. He refuses to eat. He wants to be sent to a prison to die. If he can appear healthy of mind that has more chance of happening. So. The letter to the heartbroken mother…

The hospital has been searched, so too has Powell’s home in South Wales.

Martin Bottomley, head of

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