Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lifetime of Devotion Is an Example to Every One of Us ; COMMENT

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lifetime of Devotion Is an Example to Every One of Us ; COMMENT

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AS they struggle to come to terms with their mother's death, Winnie Johnson's children are understandably angry and grief- stricken.

Alan Bennett was younger than Keith but, as he told the M.E.N , his brother was an animal-loving sensitive child so he used to look out for him. He wishes with all his heart he'd been by his side on that fateful day in 1964.

To this day, he goes digging on the moors, just as his mother did, searching for the grave. And he will continue because for his family there will never be closure while Keith is the only victim of the Moors Murderers' horrific spree still lost on the bleak moorland above Oldham.

Alan and the family's anger is directed at Greater Manchester Police who, they say, have not always responded quickly enough to key witnesses who might have helped to find Keith's remains. And they will be eager to follow the progress of a police investigation into a letter, supposedly written by Ian Brady identifying the whereabouts of Keith's grave. …

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