An investigation into the Merseyside hospital, which houses the Moors murderer Ian Brady, was ordered by the former secretary of state for health Stephen Dorrell. A police investigation was also launched.
The inquiries came after allegations of drug and alcohol misuse, financial irregularities, paedophile activity and circulation of pornography. DS Marsden interviewed Ashworth patient Stephen Daggett, whose original allegations sparked the inquiry. He said an eight-year-old girl was abused by paedophiles in the unit. She was also interviewed by the the police inquiry team.Reuse content