Ian Brady’s Final Wish Denied Amid Fear Of ‘Public Disorder’

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Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been denied his final wish of being cremated in his home city over fears of public disorder.

79-year-old Brady wanted his body cremated in Glasgow and his ashes scattered in the River Clyde. However all four of the city’s crematoria have refused to take his body.

The  group responsible for running the last crematoria in the city, the Scottish Cremation Society, said fear of public disorder partly led to the decision.

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Glasgow City Council had said it would refuse any request for the murderer to be cremated in the city, Glasgow Live reports.

A spokesman for the authority said:

We have not had such a request but we would refuse that request. We would advise the private crematoria not to accept the request or any such request should it be forthcoming. There has not been any request made.

Now authorities in England must work out what they’re going to do with the Brady’s body.

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Ian Brady died in Ashworth Hospital near Liverpool of lung cancer two weeks ago.

Between 1963 and 1965 Brady and Myra Hindley, who died in 2002 at 60, killed five children aged ten to 17.

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The pair buried at least four of their victims up on Saddleworth Moor, just outside of Manchester.

While three of the four were discovered neither Brady or Hindley ever revealed the location of Keith Bennett.


Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.