Moors Murderer Ian Brady breaks bones in Ashworth Hospital fall

Ian Brady Brady is said to be in a stable condition

Related Stories

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has broken two bones in a fall at the Merseyside psychiatric hospital where he is held.

A spokesman for Mersey Care NHS Trust, which runs Ashworth Hospital in Maghull, said Brady, 76, was admitted to a "general hospital" on Tuesday.

The killer was returned to Ashworth on Wednesday but is now back in the general hospital.

Brady was jailed for three murders in 1966 and has been held at Ashworth since 1985.

A trust statement said: "The admission this morning will involve a review of his condition and any further treatment."

Brady and Myra Hindley, who died in prison in 2002, tortured and murdered five children in Greater Manchester between 1963 and 1965.

They were jailed for three of the murders and later confessed to the other two.

Brady has been on hunger strike in recent years, being force-fed daily to keep him alive.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories



Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.