Myra Hindley: Channel 4 Horrified Documentary Explored


Last night’s Channel 4 program Moors Murders shocked viewers. Viewers labeled Ian Brady and Myra Hindley “sick and depraved monsters.” To illustrate the serial murderers in motion, I used famous mugshots of them.

In other news, a reporter said that cops discovered a recording of a young kid being tortured. ‘The most chilling aspect was their recordings,’ one person stated.

Viewers were “sickened” by new technology ‘bringing to life’ the notorious mugshots of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley last night, according on Twitter.

The documentary, which aired last night on Channel 4, provided viewers with an in-depth look into the murders that took place in Manchester between 1963 and 1965. In July 1963, the couple murdered 16-year-old Pauline Reade before murdering four more youngsters. Myra Hindley: Channel 4 Horrified Documentary Explored.

Myra Hindley: Channel 4 Horrified Documentary Explored

In 1966, Hindley was sentenced to three life terms for the murders of Keith Bennett and Lesley Ann Downey. They later confessed to two more murders before she died in prison in 2002 at age 60. Journalist Clive Entwistle recounted how police caught Hindley after finding a suitcase with a tape recording of a child being tortured with her voice in the background.

Many were disturbed from the start, with one commenter writing, ‘The thing that horrified me most was the recordings they had. That young lady’s desperate cries for her mother as she was murdered.’ ‘All because she was alone, innocent, and vulnerable to them,’ says the narrator.

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Another added: ‘The tape recording has to be one of the most horrifying bits of evidence in British history, poor girl.’ The documentary also used CGI technology to make the couple’s notorious mugshots of the killers blink and move – which many viewers found disturbing.

One commented: ‘Those animated mug shots with the blinking eyes are freaky.’

Another wrote: ‘I actually hate those moving mugshots…scum of the earth, making my blood boil.’

In the film, passages from Hindley’s unpublished diaries and biographies were recited, offering a glimpse of the couple’s complete connection. When Hindley was 18 years old, she started working as Brady’s secretary at Millward’s Merchandise.

She recorded her instant attraction, saying: ‘Ian wore a black shirt and looked smashing, I took him home and he was so gentle.’

‘When Brady showed interest in her,’ says Clive, ‘she was smitten. So little by little but progressively, Brady asphyxiated and coerced her into his world.’

‘She was glad to do so since she adored and desired and needed him,’ the diary’s author wrote. ‘He’s a boorish, thoughtless pig.’ She also wrote in her diary: “He’s a beastly, uncouth swine who is callous and cruel. I adore him.”‘

‘I hope Ian and I love each other all our lives and get married and are happy ever after.’

In her memoir she wrote: ‘At the age of 18 I met a man who convinced me there was no God at all. He could have told me the Earth was flat, that the sun rose in the west, that the moon was made of green cheese and I would have believed him, such were his powers of persuasion. I believed him because I thought I loved him.

‘He became my God, my idol, my object of worship and I worshipped him blindly – more blindly than the congenital blind – for many years.’

The pair murdered Edward Evans with an axe in 1975, according to an interview recorded in 2003 with a witness named David Smith. David was just 17 years old when he saw Brady bash Edward to death with an axe in 1975, while Hindley’s sister Maureen was 19 and married.

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He said: ‘I was in bed late in the evening and the bell rings. I get out of bed, and there was Hindley.’

He said: ‘Maureen gets up, thinking it’s an emergency, but there’s not, everything is fine.’

He described how Myra asked him to walk her back home, before taking him into the kitchen.

He said; ‘All of the sudden, there’s screaming, there’s swearing, there’s banging around. She screams ‘Dave, Dave help him!’

‘I go running into the living room and Brady has this lad, whacking him and hitting him with an axe.

‘It’s very violent. Very, very violent.’

The male murder victim was 17-year-old Edward Evans, and very little is known about him. He was lured to Myra’s home at Manchester station.

He said: ‘The lad is on the floor, Brady is still hitting him. I think he received 14 blows. He then strangles him. He’s swearing at him, calling him filthy names and then it’s over and he stops.’

He was there when the youngster took his last gasping breath. He was terrified that he would be the one who died, so he felt compelled to assist Brady and Hindley in cleaning up the sickening mess.

He explained: ‘I am there, Hindley is there. Brady is there. Everything has to be normal. I emphasise this otherwise I don’t walk out of this house.

‘What steps are taken after that are purely leading to me getting out of that house. I don’t care as long as I am getting out of the house.

‘We wrap the body up and carry it upstairs. Then the three of us – mostly myself and Hindley but Brady was part of it as well – cleaned up. He passes me the axe and said: ‘Feel the weight of that.’

‘Hindley says: ‘I saw the blow register in his eyes. He never knew anything.’

‘It sounds unbelievable but it was a normal conversation. If they’d have walked in with chocolate biscuits and tea I’d have stayed and drunk tea and eaten chocolate biscuits. I would have done anything to get out of the house.’

He said: ‘I got home and was covered in blood. I went to the bathroom and I absolutely vomited. I then had to tell her what had happened. Then I was scared – all I wanted to do was get to a police station.’

The night Evans was murdered, petrified David was convinced he was next – and vowed that if he made it out alive, he was going straight to the police.

After he helped with the clean-up, he ran the 300 yards to the flat he shared with Maureen and told her what he had seen. They armed themselves with a screwdriver and a kitchen knife and went to a phone box.

Police went to the house, and there was no evidence of what David Smith had said. But Edward Evans’ body was discovered wrapped in polythene upstairs.

Brady was arrested – but police didn’t realise they were handling two serial killers and it would be five days before Hindley was arrested.

They may have made a deal that if one of them was arrested, the other would carry out their orders. This gave her enough time to hide ‘items’ stolen from their victims and stored in a warehouse.

Clive said: ‘The police didn’t realise she was destroying documents and evidence.’

However, before the police discovered all of the evidence, Myra didn’t succeed. After his arrest, it was found that he was not responsible for his first murder two days later. In Manchester, police discovered two suitcases linked to Brady containing a starter pistol, a cosh, paperwork and a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Also retrieved were several sound recordings of a little girl screaming as she is tortured with Hindley’s voice heard in the background.

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She would despise David for betraying her and Maureen for not warning her of the coming arrest the rest of her life. Hindley always denied involvement in the Moors Murders, telling Janie Jones that she had nothing to do with them. The pair met in jail and became friends, with Myra continuing to write Janie Jones after she was released from prison.

She maintained that she had nothing to do with the murders and was terrified of him, that he was going to execute her entire family. ‘She used to pretend on her mother’s life and everything that is sacred, that it was all Brady and Smith,’ Janie heard. She informed Janie that if she did not clean up, she would be the next victim.

After new information emerged, Janie fell out with Myra and began writing to Brady in an effort to learn the truth about Edward’s death. “Forensic evidence at the trial demonstrated that Myra and I had only traces of blood on our clothes and shoes,” he wrote regarding the Evans murder.’

The carpet on which Edward Evans was butchered is a magical one. There was no blood on it, according to the forensics at trial. Smith’s club, shoes, and clothing were drenched in blood; the stains showed he’d been dragged around for quite some time before being suffocated.” In 1966, Hindley and Brady murdered Edward Evans and Lesley Ann Downey.

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Hindley, on the other hand, was found guilty of assisting in the murder of John Kilbride and facilitating his burial. Brady and Hindley admitted to two additional murders: Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett, whose remains have never been discovered.

At least four of the youngsters were sexually assaulted. Two of the children were discovered in graves on Saddleworth Moor, and a third grave was discovered there in 1987. The fourth victim, Keith Bennett, is believed to be buried on the moor, but his body has yet to be found.

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