A new court date has been fixed for the Moors Murderer Ian Brady to try to get a move to a prison in Scotland.
A fund has been set up for a memorial garden for Winnie Johnson at St. Chrystostoms, where she regularly worshipped.
A TV documentary about Moors murderer Ian Brady will air with the approval of Winnie Johnson's family, broadcaster Channel 4 confirmed.
A statement has been posted on the Searching for Keith website announcing the death of Winnie Johnson.
"Winnie Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett, died this morning at 12.35 am, aged 78.
"She was a much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and is survived by one younger brother.
"Winnie fought tirelessly for decades to find Keith and give him a Christian burial. Although this was not possible during her lifetime, we, her family, intend to continue this fight now for her and for Keith. We hope that the authorities and the public will support us in this.
– www.searchingforkeith.com statement
"We would like to express our deep gratitude to all the medical staff who cared for Winnie during her illness, and also the public for their good wishes and support over the years. "We hope that everyone will understand, however, that we would like to grieve for her in private, both at this time and during her funeral."
Ian Brady's legal team say they'll reveal his state of health later.
The Moors murderer was due to attend a tribunal in his secure hospital to decide if he could be allowed to die.
The hearing was postponed after he suffered a seizure
Brady's Mental Health Tribunal will not go ahead due to his state of health - no new date has yet been set.From @ashleydITV on Twitter:
It's confirmed Ian Brady's Mental Health Tribunal scheduled to begin next Monday has been adjourned.From @ashleydITV on Twitter:
Announcement imminent on Ian Brady's fitness to face next week's Mental Health Tribunal. He's suffered 2 spine fractures after a seizure.From @ashleydITV on Twitter:
Ian Brady's solicitor is still hopeful that the public will see the child killer attend his mental health tribunal on Monday.
Brady is still unwell despite returning to Ashworth Hospital yesterday following tests after a seizure.
He's wanting to return to a Scottish Jail and starve himself to death.
Ian Brady left Aintree hospital earlier in a police convoy on route back to Ashworth psychiatric hospital.
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