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Ahead of Ian Brady's own evidence about his hunger strike, the tribunal heard how the moors murderer was in fact still eating.
Charge nurse at Ashworth Hospital, Mark Sheppard said:
The judge asked Mr Sheppard how he viewed the appearance of him continuing to be on hunger strike.
Ian Brady is expected to speak at length in public for the first time in nearly 50 years today. The moors murderer is due to give evidence at his mental health tribunal. Brady wants to be transferred from hospital in Merseyside to a prison.
Ian Brady has previously said he wants to starve himself to death in jail where he cannot be force fed. He spoke briefly at the tribunal last week when he complained he had listened "ad nauseam" to arguments about his mental state from medics at Ashworth Hospital.
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Moors murderer Ian Brady has been told he cannot be transferred to prison from the maximum security hospital where he is being held.
Yesterday, I said Ian Brady didn't strike me as having a "chilling or sinister" presence any more. I'm reviewing that opinion now.