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Ian Brady letter published

A letter in which Moors Murderer Ian Brady claims to have killed four more people has been published for the first time, on the Daily Telegraph website.

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Ian Brady: Psychotic symptoms were method acting

A forensic psychologist has questioned Ian Brady over whether his supposed psychotic symptoms displayed in the 80s were really just acting, as he has claimed.

In response to Dr Cameron Boyd's question, Brady said: "I have made this clear repeatedly. Stanislavski. Any informed person would grasp the meaning immediately."

A court sketch of Ian Brady giving evidence today via video link from Ashworth Hospital Credit: ITV News/Priscilla Coleman

Dr Boyd, who is also a member of the panel of the mental health tribunal, said: "Can you just explain about Stanislavski and method acting?"

Brady said: "I thought everybody knew.....It's attempting to portray the heart and soul of the character you are trying to portray."

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