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Brady denied prison transfer

Ian Brady's mental health tribunal has finished. The murderer wants to be moved from a secure hospital to a normal prison.

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Ashworth statement: Brady suffers from 'severe personality disorder'

Dr David Fearnly reads a statement on behalf of Ashworth Hosptial Credit: Ashley Derricott, ITV Granada

A statement by Ashworth Hospital, were Ian Brady has been told he must remain, has been read.

Dr David Fearnley said:

"We appreciate the time and effort the mental health tribunal has given to this case and its judgment is consistent with the expert opinions of our clinicians.

"Ashworth Hospital has been subject to in-depth scrutiny and the public has been able to see at first hand the quality of care which we offer to all of our patients.

"Mr Brady suffers from a severe personality disorder and a mental illness which still require high quality care

"It is a testament to the staff of Ashworth Hospital that we have been able to stabilise his schizophrenia to the degree we have. However, his condition is chronic and will require this support for the foreseeable future.

"With some of the most highly qualified and experienced psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health nursing staff in the country, Ashworth Hospital has clearly demonstrated that it provides the highest quality of care to some of the most complex mental health patients in the country.

"Every patient is detained under the Mental Health Act and all pose a danger to themselves or others.

"With a strong and demonstrable record of rehabilitation, we are able to help to protect the public and to also ensure that they, their families and carers, and the wider community, all receive the support they need to achieve the best outcomes possible for everyone."

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