|Portrayed by||Jill Baker|
|First Appearance||Series 1 Episode 1|
|Last Appearance||Series 2 Episode 1|
|Cause/Reason||Died of cancer|
We first see Helen when she is at work with Clare, where we then see her distressed about her daughter Ann had been kidnapped - after asking Clare if it's possible to talk to her sister to get the police involved, Helen never turns up at their house as her husband wants to do what the kidnappers say.
It is later revealed to Clare that she has cancer and that she is dying, once Ann is found by Catherine in Tommy's mums cellar where Catherine is brutally attacked. Ann later tells Catherine that she was raped by Tommy Lee Royce and that she didn't want her mum to ever find out so when she died she wouldn't know what happened to her.
In this series we see Helen in a hospital bed dying from cancer, where Clare and Catherine go to see her but they then find the bed empty, as they go to see her family when they start talking about Ann's new job as a PCSO.
Helen's funeral takes place on the same day as Tommy Lee Royce's mothers but we never see Helen's funeral take place.