6 Jul 2019

‘Helen’s Law’ could see murderers denied parole until they reveal whereabouts of victims

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Murderers could be denied the chance of parole until they reveal the whereabouts of their victims remains, under a new law.

The Justice Secretary David Gauke said the measure known as Helen’s Law would come into effect across England and Wales, following a campaign by the mother of Helen McCourt, who disappeared in 1988.

Her killer Ian Simms has never disclosed where he hid her body.

We speak to Helen McCourt’s mother Mariand to ask her why this law means so much to her ?