NHS to pay £200,000 Brady fees

Mersey Care NHS Trust is to pay £200,000 legal fees for the failed tribunal brought by Moors Murderer Ian Brady.

The 75-year-old, whose own costs for lawyers of about £250,000 were picked up by the taxpayer through Legal Aid, brought a Mental Health Tribunal against Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside, where he is being held.

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The child killer brought the case after a three-year battle to convince the authorities that he is not mentally ill and should be moved to a prison. The total cost of his failed bid to the taxpayer now stands at about £450,000.