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Moors murderer released from hospital

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Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been returned to Ashworth psychiatric hospital after undergoing medical tests in Liverpool, officials have confirmed.

The 74 year old with Myra Hindley, murdered five children in the 1960s, is understood to have suffered a seizure earlier this week and was taken to Fazakerley General Hospital in Aintree.

A spokeswoman for Ashworth, where the serial killer has been detained for the last 27 years, said he had "recovered enough" to be discharged from Fazakerley but remained "physically unwell".

A spokeswoman for Ashworth, in Maghull, Merseyside, said Brady became "acutely physically unwell" on Monday. "He underwent a series of tests and was kept in for observation but has now recovered enough to return to Ashworth," she added. "(He) remains physically unwell and will be treated by Ashworth Hospital's own physical healthcare team in conjunction with any expert input required from consultants at the general hospital."

Brady has been tube-fed since refusing food 12 years ago.

He is due to attend a mental health tribunal on Monday regarding his application to be transferred to a Scottish prison and be allowed to die, but his appearance at that hearing remains in doubt.

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