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Brady 'doubly resolved' to starve.

MOORS murderer Ian Brady has vowed to continue his hunger strike despite losing his legal fight for the right to die.

Brady, aged 62, said he would press on "doubly resolved and justified" even though a judge ruled that he was mentally incapable of deciding his own fate.

Glasgow-born Brady made his intentions known in a five-page letter to BBC News in which he described the judicial review hearing as "a farce."

He denied that he was "playing the system" and urged psychiatrists to call his bluff by putting a halt to the force-feeding.

Brady has spent 15 years at Ashworth hospital, in Maghull, Merseyside.

Lawyers representing Brady during the five-day hearing at the High Court, sitting in Liverpool, said he was capable of reaching a rational decision to end his life by starving himself to death.

But Mr Justice Maurice Kay ruled that the hospital was legally justified in force-feeding Brady.
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