Witness 'not opposed' to Brady going back to prison

Answering a question on why Ian Brady should not be detained in hospital, Dr Adrian Grounds said: "There's a high degree of tolerance of some unpleasant parts of his behaviour in hospital.

"There might be less tolerance in prison."

Dr Grounds added: "If one thinks he has capacity for autonomy it would be wrong to stand in his way".

He added: "But it would be difficult to recommend something that you think would have consequences for him. So I would not recommend one or the other. I would not actively oppose him going back to prison.

"In Mr Brady's case, this is primarily a wish to have control".


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.