Children’s charities outraged after artwork by serial killer Myra Hindley is displayed in museum

A ceramic plant pot made by serial killer Myra Hindley has been put on display at a museum.

The porcelain pig with a wasp balancing on its nose was decorated with gold paint while Hindley was serving her life sentence in Durham Prison after being convicted of killing five children in the Moors Murders with Ian Brady.

Simply named China Pig, it was placed behind a glass cabinet four years ago and since seen by 70,000 people who were unaware of the identity of the artist.

On show: A ceramic pig made by serial killer Myra Hindley while in prison is  part of the display at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham

Curators at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham decided not  to reveal that Hindley was the artist as it might ‘sensationalise’ the exhibition that includes other prisoners’ artwork.

The plaque

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