Brady’s body incinerated in Southport
High Court ordered Sefton Council to cremate killer’s remains
THE body of Moors murderer Ian Brady was cremated in Southport, it has been revealed.
The Moors Murderer, who used the name Ian Stewart-Brady, died aged 79 on May 15 this year and was incinerated without ceremony.
An inquest into his death had begun at Southport Town Hall earlier this year and it has now been revealed that his body was cremated at Southport Crematorium before his ashes were buried at sea.
The body was collected from the mortuary at Royal Liverpool hospital by a Tameside Council official at around 9pm on October 25, court documents show.
Under police escort the corpse was then taken to Southport Crematorium, where the cremation began at 10pm exactly.
No music or flowers were allowed.
Following this, Brady’s ashes were placed in a weighted biodegradable urn, driven to Liverpool Marina and later dispatched at sea on Thursday, October 26, at 2.30am.
Brady had requested that he be cremated while a macabre piece of classical music which envisages a Satanic orgy was played.
Brady, who tortured and murdered five children in the 1960s with Myra Hindley, was rumoured to have requested his ashes were then scattered either on the Saddleworth Moors, where he buried his victims, or in Glasgow where he was born.
None of those requests were permitted thanks to a legal ruling.
Tameside Council in Greater Manchester was given permission to make arrangements for the disposal of his ashes.
After the process of the cremation and burial was revealed, Sefton Council said it was ordered by the High Court to carry out the cremation of Moors Murderer Ian Brady.
According Margaret Carney, the council was required to carry out the service as Brady had died within the borough. The child killer died in Ashworth Hospital in Maghull on May 15, where he had been for more than 30 years.
Brady and Hindley, who died in prison in 2002, tortured and murdered five children aged between 10 and 17 – Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans — at least four of whom were sexually assaulted.
His body was cremated at 10pm on Wednesday, October 25 and the council say that it at no point entered any public area.
Ms Carney said: “The High Court ordered us to cremate the remains of Ian Brady because he died within the Sefton borough boundary.
“In complying with this Order, the cremation took place at Southport Crematorium outside normal operating hours and no other services at the crematorium were affected.
“The coffin did not enter any public area and was cremated in a separate standby cremator which was professionally cleaned afterwards.”
Moors murderer Ian Brady, whose ashes were buried at sea in the middle of the night after a cremation in Southport last Wednesday