Mark Welcomes Michael’s Release

Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami has welcomed the pardon of Liverpool fan Michael Shields.

Mr Tami wrote to the Justice Secretary on several occasions, urging Jack Straw to use powers to release the 22-year old.

Mr Tami said: “I am delighted that Michael Shields is being pardoned by the Justice Secretary.

“A huge number of residents in Flintshire wrote to me, asking for help in releasing Michael Shields.

“The responses I received indicated that more time would be available to Michael’s family to forward sufficient information for him to be pardoned.

“This is a massive relief and I look forward to seeing Michael return home.”