The Moors Murders


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Show Notes:

  • The murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between 1963 & 1965, in and around Manchester, England.
  • The victims were five children—Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey & Edward Evans—aged between 10 and 17
  • At least four of whom were sexually assaulted.
  • Two of the victims were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor; a third grave was discovered there in 1987, more than twenty years after Brady and Hindley's trial.
  • Bennett's body is also thought to be buried there, despite repeated searches it remains undiscovered.
  • They were charged only in the deaths of Kilbride, Downey and Evans, receiving life sentences.
  • The investigation was reopened in 1985 after Brady was reported as having confessed to the murders of Reade and Bennett.
  • After confessing to these additional murders, Brady and Hindley were taken separately to Saddleworth Moor to assist in the search for the graves.
  • Hindley made several appeals against her life sentence, claiming she was a reformed woman and no longer a danger to society, but was never released.
  • She died in 2002, aged 60, after serving 36 years in prison.
  • Brady was diagnosed as a psychopath in 1985 & held in the high-security Ashworth Hospital.
  • He made it clear that he never wished to be released, & repeatedly asked to be allowed to die. This wish was not granted & he was force fed, when he took part in hunger strikes.
  • He died in 2017, at Ashworth, aged 79.
  • The trial judge, Mr Justice Fenton Atkinson, described Brady & Hindley in his closing remarks as "two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity".


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