On This Day: May 6th

In 1966 the Moors Murderers were finally imprisoned, on the 6th of May their sentence was given as life imprisonment. The murderers were Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the span of their killings was from 1963-1965, their killings took the lives of five victims. The killing spree was carried out in the Greater Manchester area on children between the ages of 10-17, the victims were; Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans—at least four of them were sexually assaulted. The murderers and murders are named after the moors due to the discovery of the graves on Saddleworth Moor.

Myra Hindley died in prison aged 60 in 2002, she had repeatedly made appeals against her imprisonment stating she was reformed and no longer a danger, thankfully these appeals were never successful and “the most evil woman in Britain” stayed behind bars for the rest of her life. Ian Brady is still in prison to this day and has taken part in searches for the missing body of victim Keith Bennett, which is still missing today. Aswell as that Brady has gone on hunger strikes and reportedly asked to be left to die.

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