Brady’s se­cret ‘burial’

Sunday Herald Sun - - NEWS -

MUR­DERER Ian Brady has been se­cretly cre­mated and his ashes dumped at sea in a dis­solv­able salt urn — leav­ing no trace of the mon­ster.

Against his fi­nal wishes, the Moors killer’s body was dis­posed of with­out cer­e­mony in the dead of night. Of­fi­cials used a “standby” cre­ma­to­rium oven not used by the public, which un­der­went a pro­fes­sional “deep clean” im­me­di­ately af­ter­wards, court doc­u­ments re­veal.

Just a hand­ful of of­fi­cials and po­lice, plus Brady’s so­lic­i­tor, were present at the af­ter-hours cre­ma­tion in South­port last week.

No mu­sic, flow­ers or pho­to­graphs were al­lowed.

Terry West, 66, the older brother of 10-year-old vic­tim Les­ley Ann Downey, said: ”When I heard the news I just thought, ‘That’s it now, wher­ever he is he’s there for eter­nity’. We might get a bit of clo­sure, but you never re­ally get over it. If I had my way, I would have flushed his ashes down the toi­let.”

Brady (above) was jailed for life in 1966 for his part in mur­der­ing five chil­dren.

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