Joint statement from Tameside Council and Oldham Council re the Disposal of the Body of Moors Murderer Ian Stewart Brady

Date Released - 13/10/2017

TAMESIDE Council and Oldham Council sought the assistance of the High Court to ensure the body of Moors Murderer Ian Stewart Brady is disposed of in a manner that does not cause offence and distress to the public, and particularly the relatives of the victims who reside in our boroughs.

We know that the relatives and residents alike found even the suggestion that his ashes may be scattered over Saddleworth Moor to be abhorrent and distressing, especially because 13-year-old Keith Bennett has never been found, despite his mother’s best efforts to locate him to give him a proper burial.

The court has supported our duty as local authorities to ensure that public order is maintained and the wishes of the families of his victims and our local communities are respected to ensure Ian Stewart Brady’s body and remains are disposed of expediently in a manner compatible with the public interest and those of the victim’s relatives.    

Notes to Editors:

You are referred to the judgment and judgment summary (Case Number HC-2017-002064) of Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court handed down on Friday 13 October 2017 at 10.30am in Court No 17 in the Rolls Building.

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