Helen’s Law backed by MPs
MPs have unanimously backed a bill that could prevent the killer of Wigan woman from being released from prison.
Helen’s Law was launched last year by Marie McCourt, 73, who fears that Ian Simms - who was convicted of killing her 22-year-old daughter Helen in Billinge in 1988 - could be released from prison without ever revealing where her daughter’s body is hidden.
Marie’s MP Conor McGinn presented a 10-Minute Bill to fellow MPs in Parliament today, Tuesday, and received unanimous support for the bill - Unlawful Killing (Recovery of Remains) - which asks for parole to be denied to killers... read more
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