Outrage after US firm sells products online with Myra Hindley image

A canvas entitled "Myra Hindley and son of Sam" being sold on the US website.

A canvas entitled "Myra Hindley and son of Sam" being sold on the US website.

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A US website has sparked fury after selling products - including clothes, pillows and iPhone cases - with child killer Myra Hindley’s face on them.

The image of the Moors murderer, who lured five children to their deaths in the 1960s with lover Ian Brady, also appears on pillows and canvas prints.

Police photographs, taken just after their arrest of Myra Hindley and partner Ian Brady, the infamous Moors Murderers

Police photographs, taken just after their arrest of Myra Hindley and partner Ian Brady, the infamous Moors Murderers

The website Society6 was selling the items online, with a percentage of the profits going to the artist, fashion designer and illustrator Paul Nelson-Esch.

All but the prints appear to have been removed since a social media row erupted.

Clothing featuring Hindley’s face included t-shirts, hoodies and even an apron.

He has previously designed works featuring singers Bjork, Johnny Cash, Freddie Mercury and Debbie Harry as well as tennis ace Roger Federer.

Hindley and Brady murdered Edward Evans, Lesley Ann Downey, John Kilbride, Pauline Reade and Keith between 1963 and 1965. They buried their bodies on Saddleworth Moor in the Pennines.

The couple were convicted in May 1966.

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Mum-of-one Amelia Barker from Tameside, Greater Manchester was angered to find the products online and posted details on social media.

The 23-year-old told the Manchester Evening News: “It’s disgusting. I hope none of the family members of her victims see it.

“I’m originally from Hattersley and my great nanna knew Myra’s mum.

“It’s still raw for the people who live there - that something so terrible happened on their doorstep.”

Angry customers also left their views on the seller’s website.

One said: “You would seriously sell a T-shirt with a child murderer on it? Really??”

Another adds: “This is abhorrent. And featuring a child murderer in your range alongside artists like Winehouse and Bjork shows such an extreme lack of humanity and awareness that it is almost comical. Almost. What it actually is, is thoroughly disgusting.

“I’m not arguing the ethics of art, it’s a fine portrait and well rendered - I’m arguing the ethics of putting Myra Hindley on sale as something to wear to express your personality.

“Her victims’ families are still alive, who in their right mind finds her aspirational enough to put on a T-shirt let alone buy and wear it around.

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“If I were to see a person wearing this, I would have absolutely no hesitation in telling them to their face that they are a waste of atoms. Foul play.”

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