New search for Moors murder victim played down

Welsh mountain rescue leader David Jones has played down claims that a fresh search for the body of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett has been planned for next week.

Mr Jones, who has been involved in searches on Saddleworth Moor before, said a fresh hunt would not be done at this time as it is approaching the anniversary of his disappearance.

Photo of  Saddleworth Moor taken December 2001.
Many searches of Saddleworth Moor have yet to find Keith Bennett's body. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Keith was snatched by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley on June 16, 1964, before being murdered along with four others and buried somewhere on the Moors above Manchester.

"Nothing is happening I'm afraid. Hopefully we will be going back there but we don't know when," Mr Jones added.

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New search for Moors murder victim 'to start next week'

Claims that a fresh search for the body of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett was planned for next week have been played down by his brother and David Jones, a mountain rescue worker involved in previous searches.