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Pardon for football fan Shields

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09 Sep 2009 12:08:24

Pardon for football fan Shields

Liverpool fan Michael Shields has walked free after being pardoned of the attempted murder of a barman in Bulgaria. The 22-year-old student, from Liverpool, was convicted of carrying out the attack after his team's win in the 2005 Champions League final. Justice Secretary Jack Straw issued the royal pardon, saying that Mr Shields was "morally and technically innocent". Mr Shields' parents, Michael Snr and Maria, were said to be "ecstatic". Mr Shields has now been reunited with his.... read more


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