Jailed Liverpool football fan Michael Shields set to be freed after being pardoned
09 September 2009 10:40
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Liverpool fan Michael Shields, who was jailed for 15 years in Bulgaria for the attempted murder of a barman, has been pardoned.
Shields, 22, was convicted after a disturbance following Liverpool's European Cup victory in Turkey in 2005. He was later transferred to a prison in the UK.
His pardon follows a campaign by his family, MPs, clergymen, Liverpool players and many others, who believe he is innocent. His lawyer said he would be freed on Wednesday.