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Moors murderer condemns tribunal as "wasted" public money

Brady condemned his tribunal in a letter to a journalist Credit: Channel 5 News

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 letter is 700 words in length Credit: Channel 5 News

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 sketched at his mental health tribunal Credit: ITV

Brady continues by writing: "Those listening in the real world would have doubted their senses."

Brady's signature Credit: Channel 5 News

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Ian Brady seen in public for first time in decades

VIDEO: For the first time in decades the Moors murderer Ian Brady has been seen and heard in public.

He is fighting for the right to die and appeared at a mental health tribunal via video link from Ashworth hospital.

Brady, who's 75 has wavy grey hair.

He wore dark glasses and spoke with a pronounced Scottish accent. The tribunal has been brought by him to prove his sanity so he can moved to an ordinary prison.

Our correspdondent Ashley Derricott was among the journalists who witnessed today's hearing.

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