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".

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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.