Brady 'is chronically psychotic'

The care clinician looking after Moors murderer Ian Brady has told his mental health tribunal that he remains "chronically psychotic" and should stay in a hospital environment for treatment.

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Court sketch of Ian Brady at tribunal

A court sketch of Ian Brady. Credit: Priscilla Coleman

Ian Brady could be seen occasionally on screen during the evidence, his pale face covered partly by gold, metal-framed dark glasses, below an untidy, Teddy Boy-style haircut.

A tube crossed his cheek, going into his right nostril and he appeared to be making notes off screen with his right hand.


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Ian Brady occasionally talks to himself

Dr Adrian Grounds, Ian Brady's medical witness, has argued that the Moors murderer exhibited no symptoms of psychosis.

He described a number of occasions when Brady, observed by hospital staff, was talking to himself or having conversations with people not present.

"These records do not show evidence of chronic active psychosis," Dr Grounds said.

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Tribunal will not look into whereabouts of victim's body

Judge Robert Atherton said the tribunal will seek to establish whether Ian Brady is suffering from a mental disorder.

Brady may give evidence, and that is a matter for him.

Undated handout file photo of Keith Bennett. Credit: PA

But there will be no inquiries into the whereabouts of the body of Keith Bennett.

The judge said: "That is not a matter we have authority to inquire about".

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