Helen’s Law

Helen McCourt killer released from prison

A murderer who has refused to disclose the location of his victim’s body has been released from prison. Ian Simms, 63, is free on licence following a ruling by High Court judges that he should not be kept in custody pending the outcome of a legal challenge. Simms is serving a life sentence for the abduction […]

Family of Helen McCourt lose High Court ‘Stay Order’ case against Parole Board

Helen McCourt 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. The 22-year-old disappeared in 1988 but, despite extensive searches, her body was never found. Ian Simms, who has always maintained his innocence, was found guilty […]