Child killer Ian Brady died apparently without revealing the whereabouts of the last of his victims.

The 79-year-old died at Ashworth Mental Hospital on Merseyside, months after he said he had an inoperable lung cancer. A spokesman said Brady died at 6.03pm on Monday (16 May). He was unable to say what Brady died of, but said the killer had been on oxygen for a while.

Brady's death will make finding the body of his final victim, Keith Bennett, less likely.

Terry Kilbride, whose 12-year-old brother John was one of the victims, told the Sun: "When Brady dies I truly hope he rots in hell. That's the only place he's going. We'll certainly celebrate his death when it comes. Good riddance."

In March, a private investigator claimed to have discovered bullets he alleges were used by Brady to kill 12-year-old Keith, whose mother Winnie Johnson died in 2012 without ever knowing where the remains of her son were.

Brady and Hindley tortured and killed five children between 1963 and 1965 and buried their victims on Saddleworth Moor, near Oldham. Hindley died in prison in 2002 aged 60. Pauline Reade, 16, Lesley Ann Downey, ten, and Edward Evans, 17 were Brady and Hindley's other victims.

In 2013, Brady went before a health tribune to push for a shift to a Scottish jail so he could be allowed to starve himself to death but he lost the ruling and was returned to Ashworth where he was since 1985. He was force-fed for the last two years of his life through a nasal tube.