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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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Solicitor: Winnie would've been 'satisfied' by Brady decision

John Ainley, solicitor for Winnie Johnson, the mother of Moors victim Keith Bennett, said:

"I think Winnie would have been satisfied by the decision.

"She always felt that Ian Brady did not give the children any choice and consequently he should not have the choice to leave the hospital environment."

I think Winnie would have been very stressed and angry at some of the evidence she would have heard from Ian Brady - in particular the references to the murders as recreational activities and an existential experience. To think that murdering children could be compared in that way... it beggars belief."

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