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Service for girl missing 20 years
Helen McCourt
Helen's body has never been found
A special mass has taken place to mark the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of a young woman from St Helens in Merseyside.

Helen McCourt, 22, vanished in 1988 after phoning her mother to tell her what time she would be home from her job with Royal Insurance in Liverpool.

Ian Simms, the landlord of the village pub in Billinge where Helen lived, was jailed for life for her murder.

The mass was held at St Mary's church, Billinge, on Saturday at 1800 GMT.

Simms has always denied killing Helen - as a result, her body has never been found.

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