Brady’s secret ‘burial’
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.