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Serial killer Ian Brady pics bid: guard is guilty

By Emily Pennink

A "disgruntled" security officer is facing jail for smuggling a camera into a high-security psychiatric hospital in an attempt to sell photos of notorious serial killer Ian Brady to the News of the World.

Alan Hagan (48) was on trial over his dealings with crime reporter Lucy Panton in 2008 while he worked at Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside.

Although he denied wrong-doing, an Old Bailey jury found Hagan, of Liverpool, guilty of committing misconduct in a public office. He will be sentenced on June 26.

The court had heard how Hagan was paid £1,000 for a story headlined 'Suicide Brady hid pills in his sock' in 2008.

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