Hindley: Inquest at Highpoint

AN inquest into the death of Moors murderer Myra Hindley will open tomorrow.The hearing will take place at Highpoint prison near Bury St Edmunds, at 3pm.

AN inquest into the death of Moors murderer Myra Hindley will open tomorrow.

The hearing will take place at Highpoint prison near Bury St Edmunds, at 3pm. It will be overseen by Greater Suffolk coroner Peter Dean.

"The post mortem has been completed and the results will now be passed to the coroner," said a police spokesman.

He added: "Her body will remain at the West Suffolk hospital pending that hearing.


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Police have not revealed any further details about Hindley's cause of death.

Hindley, 60, died at the West Suffolk hospital in Bury St Edmunds on Friday after suffering respiratory failure.

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She had been transferred from Highpoint prison, where she was serving a life sentence, on Tuesday.

Secrecy still surrounds Hindley's funeral arrangements.

Police refused to give a clue on when the funeral might take place, only revealing a contingency plan had been prepared for Hindley to be cremated in Cambridge.

It is understood the arrangements would have to be discussed with Hindley's relatives, including her elderly mother Nellie, who lives in a Manchester nursing home, before final plans are laid.

Hindley converted to Catholicism while in jail and was given the last rites by a priest on her death bed.

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