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Mum's win for victims; VOICE OF THE.

THIRTY-one years ago, Marie McCourt's life was turned upside down when her daughter Helen was murdered.

Losing a loved one was bad enough but the torment was made all the worse because the killer refused to say where Helen's body was.

Since then Marie has fought to change the law so murderers who will not reveal the locations of their victims are refused parole.

More than 500,000 people signed a petition demanding the change, prompting MPs to back the legislation in 2016.

Today her tireless campaigning is rewarded as Justice Secretary David Gauke announces Helen's Law will come into force.

This important step will mean fewer families will suffer the torment of not knowing where their loved ones' remains are.

It is also a victory for victims whose rights are finally being put before criminals.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 6, 2019
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