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Complainant Name:
Ian Brady

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Ian Brady of Ashworth Hospital complained that the newspaper had inaccurately attributed quotations to him – which stated that ‘perversion is the way a man thinks, the way he feels, the way he lives. Rape is not a crime, it’s a state of mind, murder is a hobby and a supreme pleasure’ – in a notebook connected to the Moors Murder trial.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper – which had taken the information from an earlier article in a different newspaper – published the following correction: “Our report on 31 December on the Moors murders quoted from a notebook we mistakenly attributed to Ian Brady. In fact it belonged to prosecution witness David Smith.”

Report: 73



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