POLICE are digging on the Moors for murder victim Keith Bennett after a skull was found by an author, it has been reported.
The boy was snatched 58 years ago by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley and the case has never been resolved.
The Manchester Evening News reported: “detectives are preparing to dig an area after a skull believed to be of a child aged around 12 was found on Saddleworth Moors.”
A Greater Manchester Police Force Review Officer Martin Bottomley said: “At around 11.25am on Thursday 29 September 2022, Greater Manchester Police was contacted by the representative of an author who has been researching the murder of Keith Bennett, a victim of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
Following direct contact with the author, we were informed that he had discovered what he believes are potential human remains in a remote location on the Moors and agreed to meet with officers yesterday afternoon to elaborate on his find and direct us to a site of interest.”
“The site was assessed late last night and, this morning, specialist officers have begun initial exploration activity. We are in the very early stages of assessing the information which the author has brought to our attention but have made the decision to act on it in line with a normal response to a report of this kind.
“It is far too early to be certain whether human remains have been discovered and this is expected to take some time.
“We have always said that GMP would act on any significant information which may lead to the recovery of Keith and reunite him with his family. As such, we have informed his brother of the potential development – he does not wish to be contacted at this time and asks that his privacy is respected.”