The law is set to be changed and it could finally unlock the secrets of evil Moors murderer Ian Brady, according to reports.
Police have reportedly so far been refused permission to see documents which they believe could lead them to the body of one of Brady's victims, 12-year-old Keith Bennett.
His remains have not been found since the schoolboy went missing in June 1964 while Brady died in May 2017, refusing to reveal where his body was hidden right to the end of his life.
Home Secretary Priti Patel is reportedly set to bring in a new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill which would force the killer's lawyer to give police access to briefcases left by the serial killer.
Monster Brady killed five children along with twisted girlfriend Myra Hindley between 1963 and 1965.
Two of the victims were discovered in graves on Saddleworth Moor in the Peak District and another was found in 1987, more than 20 years after Brady and Hindley were imprisoned.
It is also thought that poor Keith was buried there, but despite repeated searches his body has not been found.
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His mother Winnie Johnson died in 2012 without ever finding out where her son was buried.
Brady's briefcases were being held in secure storage by his solicitor and executor of his will, Robin Makin.
But Ms Patel wants to introduce legislation allowing detectives to obtain a warrant for material that could reveal the location of Keith's remains, the Daily Mail reports.
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It is reported the Home Secretary met with Keith's younger brother Alan, now 64, this week to discuss the plans. He also thinks Brady's paperwork could contain vital clues about his sibling's location.
The original 1965 investigation into Brady's sickening killing spree discovered that the killer stashed mementoes of his crimes in the briefcases.
Alan Bennett has long believed Brady's paperwork could unlock the mystery of where his brother is buried.
He said: "Keith's story will be known to many, but what may not be known is the struggle which our family has gone through to try to seek closure.
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"The bill is large and wide ranging and will change the laws in a major way regarding police investigations."
He hoped there would be no “cold-hearted opposition” to the legal changes.
Killer Brady refused to ever reveal where Keith's body was buried.
After his death from cancer aged 79, his lawyer Mr Makin said the whereabouts of Keith's remains never came up during their final conversation.
He added: "I would be very surprised if he really had information that was useful."
While the new law appeared to be tailored to the circumstances surrounding the Brady briefcases, it could also assist in other cases.
It is expected to be published within weeks.
Brady's accomplice Hindley died in 2002 aged 60 from bronchial pneumonia.
Their other victims were Pauline Reade, 16, John Kilbride, 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17.
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