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Steve Prescott Bridge to go yellow for Helen

Article date - 18 July 2017

The Steve Prescott Bridge will shine bright at the end of the month (July) to mark what would have been the 52nd birthday of the late Helen McCourt.
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Helen was murdered almost 30 years ago after being reported as missing from her Billinge home – but to this day; her convicted killer has never revealed the location of her body.

As a way of the borough showing solidarity with her family as they continue to fight for the introduction of Helen’s Law, and to remember Helen, St Helens Council has arranged for the Steve Prescott Bridge to be lit yellow on the evening of Saturday 29 July, following a request from Helen's mother, Marie.

Paying tribute to her daughter, Marie said: “Helen was bright and the light of my life, so it’s significant that we will be remembering her on her birthday in such a way.

“As a parent, it’s haunting that I will never be able to properly grieve the loss of my daughter, but I will continue to push for Helen’s Law to be instated so that no other family has to go through the trauma that I have.

“To have the Steve Prescott Bridge lit up yellow not only symbolises my love for Helen, but it will also act as a comfort that there may be light at the end of the tunnel - and that one day, this long campaign will be worth it and justice will be served.”

 

 

Below photo caption...Helen (end left), Marie (centre) and Helen's brother, Michael, at a family wedding.