The funeral of Ian Brady

In response to questions which have arisen in relation to the funeral of Ian Brady, Mandie Lavin, the Chief Executive of the National Association of Funeral Directors, said:

“All deaths require the proper disposal of the deceased person, in accordance with the law, and funeral directors there to assist in ensuring this happens, professionally, without making any judgement about the individuals concerned. However, it is up to each funeral director to decide whether they are able to take on any particular funeral, considering issues such as whether doing so might compromise their ability to look after other families already in their care and whether they would be able to meet any specific requirements that may be needed.”