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Nicholas Fairbairn attacks Lord Longford’s Hindley campaign

Title
Nicholas Fairbairn attacks Lord Longford’s Hindley campaign
Genre
Interview
TX Date
20 Jan 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:27
Description
Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Fairbairn attacks Lord Longford’s campaign to free Myra Hindley. Hindley was imprisoned for life after she and her lover Ian Brady were found guilty of sexually abusing and killing children in the 1960s. Nicholas suggests that Longford is only interested in helping Myra because of her Catholic faith and that if she were a Protestant it would be a different matter. Nicholas thinks that psychopaths remain psychopaths for life and Hindley will remain unfit for release. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Nicholas Fairbairn
Keywords
Crime; Homicide; Children (age group); Criminals; Imprisonment; Religious belief; Prisoners; Myra Hindley; Catholicism; Sentencing; Moors murders; Ian Brady; Catholics; Frank Longford

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