Press Complaints Commission
spacer spacer
SEARCH FOR     Or try the cases search  
Cases Banner
Making a complaint
Code of Practice Information
Code Advice

Complainant Name:
Ian Brady

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror


Ian Brady of Ashworth Hospital complained that the newspaper had inaccurately attributed quotations to him – which stated that people were ‘maggots’ and ‘worthless fish bait’, that ‘rape is not a crime, it’s a state of mind, murder is a hobby and a supreme pleasure’, and ‘you live for one thing, supreme pleasure. Sadism is the supreme pleasure!’ – in a notebook connected to the Moors Murder trial.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper – which had taken the information from an earlier article in a different newspaper – published the following correction: “We wish to make clear that the notebooks quoted and attributed to Ian Brady in fact belonged to David Smith, a prosecution witness.”

Report: 73

<< Go Back
Home ] Cases ] Site map ]