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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, its 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

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