An American website has removed a line of products featuring Myra Hindley‘s face from its range, after an outcry in the UK.
Paul Nelson-Esch, a South African artist now based in Portugal, has made a career by drawing famous faces including Freddie Mercury, Woody Allen, Oscar Wilde and Roger Federer.
But when his sketches of the Moors Murderer went on sale on the US art site Society6, the company was inundated with complaints.
In addition to the vests and T-shirts emblazoned with the face of the infamous Moors murderer, there are pillow cases and even stationary cards.
Myra Hindley t-shirts, along with Ian Brady, lured five children to their deaths in the 1960s and buried their bodies on Saddleworth Moor.
The pair killed Lesley Ann Downey, John Kilbride, Edward Evans, Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett between 1963 and 1965.
Mum-of-one Amelia Barker, originally from Hattersley, told Manchester Evening News the products were ”disgusting”.
The 23-year-old said: ””It’s disgusting. I hope none of the family members of her victims see it.
“I’m originally from Hattersley and my great nanna knew Myra’s mum. It’s still raw for the people who live there – that something so terrible happened on their doorstep.”
Angry customers have also been airing their views on the seller’s website.
One person wrote: ””You would seriously sell a T-shirt with a child murderer on it? Really??”
Another said: “This is abhorrent. And featuring a child murderer in your range alongside artists like Winehouse and Bjork shows such an extreme lack of humanity and awareness that it is almost comical. Almost. What it actually is, is thoroughly disgusting.”(Myra hindley t-shirts)
The products baring the murderer’s face now appear to have been removed from the website.
Mr Nelson-Esch could not be reached for comment.