On 6 May 1966 the Moors Murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady were sentenced to life in prison after a 14 day trial.
The murders took place between 1963 and 1965 in the Greater Manchester area. Brady was found guilty of the murders of Edward Evans (17), Lesley Ann Downey (10) and John Kilbride (12). Hindley was also found guilty of the murders of Evans and Downey, and for harbouring Brady in the knowledge that he had murdered Kilbride.
Now painful memories of those times are to be revived as police renew the search of the moorlands near the Pennines for the bodies of two more children believed to have been the undiscovered victims of the moors murderers.
In 1986 the case was reopened when Brady allegedly confessed that he was responsible for the murder of Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett, two teenagers who had disappeared at the same time as the other Moors Murders victims. In November 1986 Winnie Johnson, Keith Bennett's mother, wrote a letter to Myra Hindley, pleading with her for information about her missing son. In response to the letter, Hindley finally broke her silence and agreed to help police with the investigation.
Reporter Michael Good speaks to Fred Harrison, a journalist who wrote the book 'Brady & Hindley: Genesis of the Moors Murders'. Harrison talks about Hindley's motivation for agreeing to cooperate to the police.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 November 1986.