Ian Brady And Myra Hindley: The Most Evil Woman In Britain

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Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were two of the most savage murderers ever to live. The press dubbed Myra Hindley, “the most evil woman in Britain.” They murdered and tortured five children aged between 10 and 17 in the years from 1963 to 1965. Brady loved the Saddleworth Moors, close to Manchester in the north of England, and would often go up there. He knew his way around them very well. Initially, the Police knew of only three of their victims: Edward Evans, Lesley Ann Downs, and John Kilbride. But when the investigation was re-opened in 1985, Brady confessed to the murders of Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett. Up until then, they had both declared their innocence.
During her life, Myra Hindley made several appeals for her release saying that she had become a reformed character and was no longer a danger to society. The mother of Lesley Ann Downs, one of the victims, swore that if Hindley was ever released, she would kill her herself. She died still interred in 2002 at the age of 60.
In 1985, Brady was declared “criminally insane” and he was moved to the high-security Ashworth Hospital. He said that he never wanted to be released and he died at the age of 79 in 2017. The Trial Judge, Justice Fenton Atkinson, described them in his closing remarks as “two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity.”
On July 12th, 1963, Brady said to Hindley that he wanted to “commit the perfect murder.” He said that she should go ahead and drive the van and he would follow on his
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