Posted on 06-Feb-2020


Ian Simms, 63, is free on license after the high court ruled that he should not be kept in custody pending the outcome of a legal challenge. Simms is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Helen. After reviewing its decision following a challenge by Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, but once again concluded that on January 8, Simms should be freed.Previously Mrs McCourt had urged the government to deny parole to those who don’t disclose the location of their victims bodies.In an interview to be broadcast on BBC Breakfast, she says: "I didn't think a heart could break twice... but mine did."Mrs McCourt tells the programme: "All want - all I've ever wanted - is to have my child back."Whatever tiny bits or pieces there are, it's my daughter, and I want them back. And I can't have them now.''Following her daughter's death Mrs McCourt has been campaigning for a change in the law.The
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