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Brady letter 'may be a ruse'

Detectives are investigating "the possibility" the Moors murderer Ian Brady has revealed in letter about where one of his victims is buried, but do not know if it is "simply a ruse". His legal advocate has been released on bail after being arrested.

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Ian Brady's mental health advocate Jackie Powell

Ian Brady's mental health advocate Jackie Powell Credit: D Legakis Photography Athena Picture Agency Limited

This photograph shows Jackie Powell, Ian Brady's mental health advocate, who has claimed that Brady gave her a sealed envelope addressed to the mother of one of his victims.

The revelation raised hopes that the envelope may contain the location of Keith Bennett, the only one of Brady's victims whose body has not been found.

Ms Powell says she no longer has the envelope and that her words have been "misrepresented". Greater Manchester Police are investigating.

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