Inquest into death of Ian Brady to be held in Southport today.

An inquest into the death of Ian Brady, 79 years, will be held by Sefton Coroner’s Office at Southport Town Hall, Lord Street, Southport, today at 3.30pm.

Moors Murderer Ian Brady, who tortured and killed five children with Myra Hindley in crimes that shocked the nation, has died.

The 79-year-old died at Ashworth Hospital, a secure psychiatric unit in Merseyside where he had been detained since 1985.

Brady, who was jailed in 1966, buried four of his victims in graves on Saddleworth Moor, Greater Manchester.

One victim’s brother said Brady’s death would not end their “nightmare”.

A Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust spokesman said Brady had died at 18:03 BST on Monday.