Helen McCourt’s family seek urgent judicial review to prevent release of killer who never revealed location of her body – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2020 in bills, disclosure, families, judicial review, murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘The family of Helen McCourt are seeking an urgent judicial review to prevent her killer being released from prison despite never revealing where he hid her body.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2020

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‘Helen’s Law’ returns to Parliament – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 9th, 2020 in bills, child abuse, disclosure, murder, parole, press releases, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Murderers and paedophiles who refuse to disclose information about their victims could spend longer behind bars as a bill to enact “Helen’s Law” enters Parliament today (8 January 2020).’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th January 2020

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Helen McCourt murderer Ian Simms set to be released – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2020 in imprisonment, murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘A man jailed over the 1988 murder of Helen McCourt is to be released after an appeal to keep him behind bars was rejected.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2020

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Black cab rapist John Worboys given two life sentences – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2019 in news, parole, probation, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis, victims, women by sally

‘Black cab rapist John Worboys has been handed two life sentences with a minimum term of six years for attacking four more women.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2019

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Helen McCourt: Release of killer Ian Simms to be reviewed – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2019 in bereavement, bills, early release, families, murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘A decision to sanction the release of the man who murdered Helen McCourt is to be reviewed by the parole board.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2019

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Baby P’s mother should not be freed, says Parole Board – The Guardian

‘Tracey Connelly, the mother of Baby P, who died after months of abuse, should not be freed from jail or moved to an open prison, the Parole Board has decided.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2019

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Joseph McCann guilty of horrific rapes after being freed by mistake – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2019 in child abuse, early release, inquiries, news, parole, prisons, probation, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘Joseph McCann, who has been convicted of a horrific series of rapes and kidnappings against 11 women and children, was freed in error to commit his crimes after authorities failed to realise he should have been in jail for a previous violent offence.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2019

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Justice Secretary in move to challenge release of killer who hid body – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘An urgent Ministry of Justice (MoJ) investigation has been launched after murderer Ian Simms was granted parole despite his refusal to reveal the whereabouts of the body of his victim Helen McCourt.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2019

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Helen McCourt murderer Ian Simms set for parole – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2019 in murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The mother of a murder victim is “horrified” her daughter’s killer will be freed despite never revealing where her body is.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Helen’s Law ‘may come too late’, says victim’s mother – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2019 in bereavement, bills, murder, news, parole, victims by sally

‘A woman whose daughter was murdered three decades ago has said she is running out of time to find out where the body is.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2019

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Vanessa George: Devon and Cornwall ban for nursery abuser – BBC News

‘A paedophile nursery worker who sexually abused children in her care will be banned from her home county when she is released from prison.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2019

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Jamie Bulger’s father urges Parole Board to prevent Jon Venables from ‘harming children again’ ahead of killer’s release – Daily Telegraph

‘The father of murdered child James Bulger has urged the Parole Board to prevent one of his son’s killers from having the chance to “harm young children again” ahead of his impending release.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2019

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Vanessa George: Families ‘tormented’ by nursery abuser’s silence – BBC News

‘A father who believes his child was sexually assaulted by nursery worker Vanessa George has said he is “tormented” by her unwillingness to admit which infants she abused. George pleaded guilty in 2009 to seven sexual assaults on children and making 124 indecent images of children – but she refused to identify her victims. She has now been judged eligible for parole under strict conditions.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2019

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Number of people dealt with by criminal justice system falls to lowest level since records began – The Independent

‘The number of people prosecuted or handed penalties for crimes in England and Wales has fallen to a record low as offences rise. Statistics released by the Ministry of Justice showed the figure dropped by 2 per cent to 1.59 million people in the year to March.’

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The Independent, 15th August 2019

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Helen’s Law: Killers who conceal victims’ remains face parole refusal – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2019 in bereavement, disclosure, families, murder, news, parole, victims by sally

‘Murderers who refuse to reveal the location of their victims’ bodies could be denied parole under a new law.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2019

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John Worboys pleads guilty to sex drug attacks – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2019 in drug offences, guilty pleas, news, parole, sexual offences, statistics, taxis by tracey

‘”Black cab rapist” John Worboys has admitted attacks on four more women.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2019

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M25 killer Kenneth Noye to be freed from prison – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2019 in early release, murder, news, parole, recidivists, rehabilitation, road traffic by tracey

‘M25 road-rage killer Kenneth Noye is to be released from prison, the Parole Board has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2019

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Prisoners Sentenced Under Now Abolished IPP Law ‘Give Up Hope Of Release’ – Rights Info

Posted April 12th, 2019 in imprisonment, limitations, mental health, news, parole, public interest, statistics by sally

‘Prisoners who were sentenced under the imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentence are facing increasing mental health issues and a loss of trust in the justice system as they remain imprisoned without a set release date.’

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Rights Info, 11th April 2019

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R (Youngsam) v The Parole Board – Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 13th, 2019 in appeals, delay, human rights, news, parole, precedent, prisons by sally

‘The case concerned a prisoner serving a determinate sentence who had been released on licence but then recalled to prison. He complained that there had been a delay in convening a Parole Board hearing concerning his detention, and that this breached his rights under article 5(4) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).’

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Blackstone Chambers, 27th February 2019

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Parole Board system to be reviewed after John Worboys case – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2019 in news, parole by sally

‘The way the Parole Board of England and Wales operates is to be reviewed to see whether it needs “fundamental” reform.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2019

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