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Graham Sankey And The Michael Shields Case

michael shieldsMICHAEL Shields was jailed for 15 years, reduced to 10 on appeal, for the attempted murder of Bulgarian, Martin Georgiev on May 30, 2005. Shields was wrongly found guilty of attacking Georgiev in the Black Sea resort of Golden Sands, Bulgaria, following Liverpool FC’s 2005 UEFA Champions League victory.

The victim, a waiter, was struck in the head by a paving slab. His skull was broken.

In 2006, Shields was returned to England to complete his sentence at Thorn Cross Young Offender Institution in Warrington. He has now been released. Justice Minister Jack Straw says Shields is “morally and technically innocent”.

We know this because a) Mr Shields innocent and b) Liverpudlian Graham Sankey once admitted to the crime, although why he did this became unclear.

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Posted: 9th, September 2009 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (3)