[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Ava Farrelly and Lucy Bond
Moors Murderer Ian Brady’s ashes have been disposed of at sea.
His body was secretly cremated without ceremony in Southport last Wednesday. His ashes were taken to Liverpool Marina at 2:30am the following morning and then taken out and disposed of in a biodegradable urn.
Brady, who died earlier this year at age 79, was convicted of torturing and murdering five children in the 1960s along with his accomplice, Myra Hindley, who died in prison in 2002.
The murderer spent the last 32 years of his life at the Ashworth high-security hospital in Merseyside, where he died in May of heart failure due to severe lung disease.
Brady reportedly wished for his ashes to be scattered in Glasgow where he grew up but the city council refused the request. It was also rumoured that he wanted his remains to be scattered on Saddleworth Moor, where he buried at least three of his victims.
York St John Journalism lecturer Jonathan Brown has spoken about an encounter with Brady during his career as a reporter, saying that his crimes “inspired horror and dismay among not just his victims’ families, but amongst Britain as a whole.” He described the murders as a symbol for evil itself.