Moors murderer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79. He was previously reported to be receiving specialist care after falling gravely ill.

Between 1963 and 1965, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were responsible for the deaths of five children between the ages of 10 and 17, at least four of which were sexually assaulted.

After nineteen years in prison, Brady was moved to a psychiatric unit in 1985, following his diagnosis of psychopathy. He has been known to carry out hunger strikes in the intervening years, and has repeatedly fought for his right to die.

he has been kept alive by medical intervention, however, having been deemed mentally unfit to make end-of-life decisions.

Brady never revealed the location of the remains of one of his victims, Keith Bennett, information he appears to have taken to his grave.

Myra Hindley died in 2002 at the age of 60.