The Moors Murderer, Ian Brady, has written a 700-word letter in which he condemns a mental health tribunal's decision to keep him locked in a secure hospital.
Brady describes the tribunal as "£250,000 wasted by Ashworth medical mediocrities manipulating a politically motivated tribunal... designed to distract public attention from the lack of reasoned argument and pertinent evidence."
The killer sent the letter to Channel 5 News. In it, he criticises those who gave evidence: "'The pathetic petty abuse... rubberstamp witnesses employed to smear, discredit and distract, revealed more about Ashworth's collective culture of applied ignorance and malice than it did about me."
Brady continues by writing: "Those listening in the real world would have doubted their senses."