Ian Brady: ‘I killed two more people in Glasgow’

Moors murderer Ian Brady. Picture: AFP/ GMPMoors murderer Ian Brady. Picture: AFP/ GMP
Moors murderer Ian Brady. Picture: AFP/ GMP
MOORS murderer Ian Brady claimed he killed four more people - two in Scotland - in previously unpublished letters revealed today.

Brady, 75, said he killed two men in his native Glasgow and then killed a man and a woman in Manchester.

He also said the body of his victim Keith Bennett, who has never been found, is buried in Yorkshire,

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Brady moved to Manchester as a teenager and he and his accomplice Myra Hindley later abducted and murdered five children in the area in the 1960s.

His claims about the location of 12-year-old Keith Bennett’s body raise the possibility that detectives may have been looking in the wrong place.

It has always been thought that he was buried on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester.

Brady has lost his legal bid to be transferred from Ashworth maximum security hospital back into the prison system after a mental health tribunal ruled he “continues to suffer from a mental disorder”.

He had hoped to return to jail so he could starve himself to death rather than being force-fed through a tube, as he has been since 1999, when he began a hunger strike.

He has the right to appeal against the decision, which followed an eight-day hearing. It is estimated it cost the taxpayer around £250,000.

Brady made a series of extraordinary claims about his crimes in a series of letters to Brendan Pittaway, a former journalist who wrote to him in Ashworth, which were revealed for the first time on Friday.

In his letters Brady describes the four additional murders as “happenings” and says that he killed a man “on the waste ground behind the station” and a “woman in the canal”.

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Brady goes on to say he also killed a man in Glasgow and another man “above Loch Long”, a 20-mile long sea loch at the mouth of the Clyde.

Brady gave details of the four alleged murders to Det Ch Supt Peter Topping, the man who led the search for Keith Bennett when Brady confessed to killing him in 1985.