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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.

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  1. Damon Green - ITV News Correspondent

Brady's mental state questioned after hospital incident

Eleanor Gray QC, for Ashworth Hospital, has described one event on the ward which, she suggests, shows evidence of Ian Brady's mental state.

Ian Brady, far left, with the rest of the panel. Credit: Priscilla Coleman

Brady complained to medical staff about the behaviour of a fellow-patient while he was making a phone call. He claimed the other patient had been repeatedly slamming a locker door and making animal noises while he was attempting to use the phone.

When asked what kind of animal noises, Brady replied "pig noises".

The psychiatrist noted that at the time of the alleged incident, the other patient had been sitting quietly and reading a magazine.

Ms Gray asked Dr Grounds whether Brady was being untruthful "or frankly deluded? Was this a possible hallucination?"

Dr Grounds replied: "Maybe. It's a paranoid response".

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