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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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Victim's stepfather says Brady is 'just a monster'

The stepfather of a Moors Murder victim has told Daybreak that he was sickened by Ian Brady's remarks where he described his killings as "recreational".

Alan West, whose 10-year-old stepdaughter Lesley Ann Downey was killed by Brady and his partner Myra Hindley in 1964, said he wanted the "monster" to remain in a maximum security hospital.

He said: "I think he's talking a load of rubbish, he's definitely mental."

Mr West added that Brady should get "all the punishment he deserves rather than all the freedom of a prison."

"He's just a monster to be honest, a monster," he said.

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