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No charges over 'Ian Brady letter'

The CPS has said there will be no charges brought against Jackie Powell - Moors murderer Ian Brady's metal health advocate - following allegations she failed to tell police about a letter which may have revealed where one of his victims was buried.

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CPS not to charge Jackie Powell over Ian Brady letter

A woman who allegedly received a letter from Moors murderer Ian Brady concerning the location of one his victim's remains will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

Brady's mental health advocate Jackie Powell was arrested on suspicion of preventing the lawful burial of Brady's victim Keith Bennett, the CPS said in a statement.

John Dilworth, Head of the CPS North West Complex Case Unit, said:

We have completed our review of the evidence concerning an alleged failure by Jackie Powell to disclose information about the location of Keith Bennett’s remains.

After careful consideration, we have decided that Ms Powell should not be charged, as it cannot be established that she knew the contents of the letter referred to, that the letter in question existed or what information it might have contained.

The only evidence of the letter’s existence was in comments given by Ms Powell to an interviewer and she stated only that she believed it may contain information about Keith Bennett.

– The Crown Prosecution Service

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