Brady suing newspaper

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A High Court judge is to hear a case in which Ian Brady, the moors murderer, is suing a national newspaper for malicious falsehood. Judge Michael Moreland will take the court inside Ashworth Special Hospital on Merseyside today for a preliminary h earing.

Brady has been granted legal aid to sue the Sunday Express over an article in which a woman claimed he assaulted her when she visited him in hospital. He is accusing the newspaper of publishing defamatory allegations, knowing them to be untrue. Brady claims the press has treated the moors murders case "as a cottage industry almost every week for the past 30 years".