Brady’s body in­cin­er­ated in South­port

High Court or­dered Sefton Coun­cil to cre­mate killer’s re­mains

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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.”

PA Wire

Moors mur­derer Ian Brady, whose ashes were buried at sea in the middle of the night af­ter a cre­ma­tion in South­port last Wednesday

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