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    England - Pardon for football fan Shields

    Pardon for football fan Shields

    Michael Shields has always maintained his innocence

    Liverpool fan Michael Shields has been pardoned by Justice Secretary Jack Straw. The 22-year-old, who is serving a 10-year sentence for the attempted murder of a barman in Bulgaria, is set to leave prison later.
    He was jailed in 2005 for the attack, which took place after his team's win in the 2005 Champions League final.
    His parents, Michael Snr and Maria, have campaigned for his release since he was convicted.
    In a statement, Mr Straw said that during the last meeting with the Shields family on 28 August "important new evidence came to light".
    He was told about a visit by two members of the Shields family to the home of another man alleged to be responsible for the crime.
    He said: "I was told that in the course of the visit that man made an oral confession to the crime in front of several other people.
    "When looked at alongside all the previously available evidence, (it) has now satisfied me that Mr Shields meets the high test set by the court

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    About time,innocent till proven guilty dont apply to football fans for some reason.

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