\nConor McGinn MP, has urged the Government to review parole guidelines for convicted murderers who do not reveal the location of their victim’s remains.
McGinn spoke in Parliament on behalf of his constituent Marie McCourt, whose daughter Helen was murdered in Billinge in 1988.
Helen’s killer was convicted and received a life sentence, but has repeatedly refused to reveal the location of Helen’s remains. He could now be released on parole, despite showing no remorse for his actions.
Justice Minister Mike Penning, in response, agreed to meet with Marie McCourt and her family.
Commenting McGinn said:
“I’m glad the Minister has agreed to meet with Marie and I hope that this will lead to a review of the guidelines.
“The impact of a murder to the family and friends of the victim is devastating, even more so when the killer refuses to allow a dignified final resting place.
“Those who are convicted of murder should not be considered for release if they do not provide information about the location of their victim’s remains, which compounds the loss and devastation of the victims’ families.”

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