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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 […]

Helen McCourt’s Mother “elated” that the decision to release her killer from jail is being reviewed after the Justice Secretary intervened.

Watch a short video that explains the Reconsideration Mechanism The mother of murdered woman Helen McCourt has said she is “elated” that the decision to release her killer from jail is being reviewed after the Justice Secretary intervened. After learning of the Parole Board decision to free Ian Simms from prison, Marie McCourt called on Robert Buckland […]

Helen’s Law: What Happens When Juries Believe A Liar?

By Mark Leech Like any parent I can’t even begin to understand the heartache of Marie McCourt, the mother of Helen McCourt, who has no idea where her daughter’s body is located because the person convicted of her murder, Ian Simms, refuses to say – insisting he is innocent of the crime. Now, under new […]