Judge rejects Brady's jail bid on safety grounds

Ian Brady's bid to be moved from hospital to jail was rejected for his own health and safety, a judge ruled today.

Glasgow-born Brady, 76, was jailed for life in 1966. Credit: PA

The 76-year-old was told last year his appeal to be sent to a prison to serve his sentence was to be refused, but today Judge Robert Atherton gave the reasons for this decision.

The panel said Brady should remain in Ashworth on the grounds that he is insane and hospital staff are best placed to treat his psychosis.

Brady, who murdered five children in the 1960s with his lover Myra Hindley, was jailed for life in 1966.