Moors murderer Ian Brady taken to hospital days before first public appearance tribunal to challenge insanity diagnosis

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Moors murderer Ian Brady has been taken to hospital after suffering a seizure days before he was due to appear in public for the first time in quarter of a century.

The serial killer was removed from Ashworth mental hospital yesterday by doctors concerned about his condition, his solicitor Richard Nicholas told ITV News.

File photo of Ian Brady
File photo of Ian Brady Credit: PA/PA Wire

Brady is currently being treated at an unknown location and it is unclear if a mental health tribunal will hear his case on Monday or not.

He is challenging his diagnosis of being insane which allows doctors at Ashworth, Merseyside, to force feed him.

Brady is believed to be want to return to the normal prison system where staff would not be allowed to stop him going on hunger strike.He and Myra Hindley killed four children and a teenager during the 1960s burying their victims on Saddleworth Moor above Manchester.