In the Media

Prisoner loses bid to have child

PUBLISHED October 1, 2004

A convicted killer and his wife have lost a bid to be allowed to have a baby by artificial insemination.

Kirk and Lorraine Dickson, of Beverley, east Yorkshire, married four years ago when they were both in jail after they met through a prison pen-pal scheme.
After Mrs Dickson's release, the Home Office turned down the couple's request to try for a child. The Appeal Court has refused to overturn the decision.