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Helen McCourt's mother ordered to pay killer £40,000 legal fees

Marie McCourt has been ordered to pay Ian Simms' costs after a failed bid to stop his release.
BBC News - Published

Parole review of Helen McCourt's killer refused

Marie McCourt fails in her bid for a review of the Parole Board's decision to release Ian Simms.
BBC News - Published

Helen McCourt's mum waits to hear whether release of killer will be reviewed

Marie McCourt, 77, of Billinge, Merseyside, says former pub landlord Ian Simms should not be released from jail until he reveals where Helen McCourt's body is hidden
Tamworth Herald - Published

Helen McCourt's mum Marie challenges decision to free killer Ian Simms

helen mccourt's mum marie challenges decision to free killer ian simms
Marie McCourt, 77, of Billinge, Merseyside, claims former pub landlord Ian Simms should not be released until he reveals where Helen McCourt's body is hidden
Tamworth Herald - Published

Helen McCourt’s mother challenges Parole Board decision to release murderer

A pensioner has asked judges to order a review of a Parole Board decision to release a man convicted of murdering her 22-year-old daughter more than 30 years ago.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Judges urged to quash Helen McCourt killer's parole

Marie McCourt says Ian Simms should not be released until he reveals where her daughter's body is.
BBC News - Published

Mother asks judges to quash decision to release Helen McCourt’s killer

The mother of a 22-year-old insurance clerk murdered in 1988 has asked judges to quash a Parole Board decision to release her daughter’s killer.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Legal challenge over decision to release Helen McCourt’s killer from prison

The family of Helen McCourt have launched a legal challenge over the decision to allow her killer to be released from prison, despite never revealing where he hid her body.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Helen’s Law mother faces homelessness in bid to return killer to prison

The mother of murder victim Helen McCourt faces losing her home if a legal challenge to return her daughter’s killer to prison fails.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Helen's Law Bill passed by MPs after killer Ian Simms released from prison without revealing where body is

helen's law bill passed by mps after killer ian simms released from prison without revealing where body is
The legislation is named after Helen McCourt, whose murderer Ian Simms was released from prison last month despite never revealing where her remains are
Tamworth Herald - Published

Helen McCourt: 'Give me my child back,' mother tells killer Ian Simms as he is released from prison

'Whatever tiny bits of pieces there are. It's my daughter's. And I want them back'
Independent - Published

Helen McCourt: Mother wants to give daughter 'last goodbye'

Marie McCourt describes the heartbreak of not being able to lay her daughter, Helen, to rest.
BBC News - Published

Helen McCourt: Mother tells killer Ian Simms 'Give me my child back'

Marie McCourt wants "to give Helen the last goodbye" as her daughter's killer is released on parole.
BBC News - Published

Helen Mccourt killer Ian Simms released from prison despite refusing to reveal location of body

'The Lord Chancellor asked the Parole Board to reconsider but has no legal power to overrule these decisions'
Independent - Published Also reported by •Tamworth Herald

Helen McCourt killer Ian Simms released from prison

A murderer who has refused to disclose the location of his victim’s body has been released from prison.
Belfast Telegraph - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Helen McCourt murderer Ian Simms to be released next week

A legal bid to prevent him going free, because he refused to say where the body was, failed.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Tamworth Herald

Helen McCourt's family lose bid to keep killer in prison after he's pictured on release in Birmingham

helen mccourt's family lose bid to keep killer in prison after he's pictured on release in birmingham
Ian Simms, who has always maintained his innocence, was found guilty of her abduction and murder at Liverpool Crown Court the following year and given a life sentence with a minimum term of 16 years
Tamworth Herald - Published

Family of Helen McCourt lose High Court bid to keep her killer behind bars

The family of Helen McCourt have lost a High Court bid to keep her killer behind bars ahead of a judicial review of the decision to free him.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Helen McCourt's mum in legal bid to block daughter's killer's release

Legal papers applying to stop Ian Simms being released have been lodged with the High Court.
BBC News - Published

Helen McCourt's family seek urgent judicial review to prevent release of killer who never revealed location of her body


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Helen McCourt's family demand urgent review to prevent killer Ian Simms being released from prison

Ms McCourt's brother Mike confirmed the family was working with a legal team to make the request
Tamworth Herald - Published

Helen McCourt's murderer to be freed after parole board rejects government appeal

Pub landlord Ian Simms to leave prison three decades after he was jailed for killing 22-year-old insurance clerk
Independent - Published

Murderer to be freed from prison despite refusing to tell family where he hid victim's body

murderer to be freed from prison despite refusing to tell family where he hid victim's body
Helen McCourt's mother Marie McCourt hopes Helen's Law will keep other killers behind bars until they lead police to the victim's body.
Daily Record - Published

Helen McCourt's murderer Ian Simms set for release from prison after Parole Board approval

helen mccourt's murderer ian simms set for release from prison after parole board approval
Helen's mother Marie McCourt called on Robert Buckland to step in after the board decided Simms had met the test for release three decades after the 22-year-old went missing
Tamworth Herald - Published

Parole board asked to reconsider  release of killer of  Helen McCourt whose body has never been found


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Helen McCourt's mum 'overwhelmed' by public backing for new law after killer Ian Simms spotted in Birmingham

More than £20,000 in donations has already been received towards a £50,000 target which would fund a possible bid to seek a judicial review of last week's ruling on Ian Simms, who was pictured on day..
Tamworth Herald - Published

Helen McCourt's twisted killer Ian Simms must reveal any romantic relationship he has after being spotted in Birmingham

helen mccourt's twisted killer ian simms must reveal any romantic relationship he has after being spotted in birmingham
Simms was approved for release by the Parole Board this week, despite his 22-year-old victim's remains still being kept a secret
Tamworth Herald - Published

Helen McCourt's grief-stricken mum in GoFundMe plea after killer Ian Simms released from prison

helen mccourt's grief-stricken mum in gofundme plea after killer ian simms released from prison
Marie McCourt said she was "in shock" when she learned of Thursday's ruling on Ian Simms, who was convicted by a jury three decades ago on overwhelming DNA evidence of abduction and murder
Tamworth Herald - Published

Helen McCourt's mother 'horrified' after daughter's killer gets parole despite never revealing location of her body

Decision comes after Helen's Law failed to be ratified before parliament was dissolved ahead of general election
Independent - Published

Helen McCourt's devastated mum 'horrified' as killer Ian Simms released after being pictured in Birmingham

helen mccourt's devastated mum 'horrified' as killer ian simms released after being pictured in birmingham
Marie McCourt was shaking with anger as she told the PA news agency she was "in shock" after the ruling, announced on Thursday, three decades after the 22-year-old when missing
Tamworth Herald - Published


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