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      Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street

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      Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Nov 25, 2008 03:55:29 pm
      Marie Shields, Michael's mum was today handing in a letter to PM Gordon Brown, Via Sarah Brown. She wasn't expecting to be called into 10 Downing Street, which is exactly what happened. Mrs Brown officially backs the campaign its just said on Granada news, Lucy Meacock just announced the breaking news with a little smile on her face, plus it has also been on BBC's North West News bulletin.

      One last push Next Monday at the West Ham game, mosaic and chants for three minutes and you never know, the lad could be out and home in time for chrimbo.

      Here's what the Press Association are putting out to all the media that take stuff from them:

      Mrs Shields was received into 10 Downing Street, where she presented a personal letter about her son's case to Sarah Brown, the wife of the Prime Minister.
      Mrs Shields said they had spoken for around 10 minutes and Mrs Brown had put her arms around her.
      She said: "She sat there listening to what I had to say about Michael. There were tears in both our eyes.
      "She said 'As a family, you have our support', and she will be reading the letter and will let Jack Straw know that we have met today."
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #1: Nov 25, 2008 03:58:17 pm
      Excellent news. 

      Fingers crossed.
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #2: Nov 25, 2008 03:59:25 pm
      Hope everyone at Anfield this coming Monday gets behind him!

      Get the lad home for Christmas!
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #3: Nov 25, 2008 04:01:55 pm
      Michael Shields’ parents in Anfield plea to free jailed son
      Nov 25 2008 by Mike Chapple, Liverpool Daily Post

      LIVERPOOL FC has given its biggest public endorsement for the campaign to free Michael Shields, the football fan convicted of attacking a Bulgarian waiter in the wake of their European Cup win in May 2005.

      Following approaches by his campaign group and Spirit of Shankly, the union formed by the club’s supporters, it has made the unprecedented agreement to allow his parents Michael senior and Marie, together with actress Sue Johnston, to address the crowd from the pitch 10 minutes before kick-off at next Monday’s evening match against West Ham.

      The Kop has also been sanctioned to hold up a mosaic spelling out Free Michael Shields before the game which will be broadcast nationwide by Sky TV.

      Liverpool players have also agreed to wear T-shirts bearing the same words before the game after being approached by the Spirit at a special meeting held with them at the Liverpool FC training ground at Melwood yesterday, although this has still to be officially confirmed.

      This came after Jamie Carragher invited union members Nicky Allt and Frank Bentley in for an audience with other players such as Steven Gerrard, Sami Hyypia and Dirk Kuyt to tell them about the campaign to free Shields, currently serving 10 years for the serious assault he claims he did not commit on Martin Georgiev in the Black Sea resort of Golden Sands.

      “The players were brilliant, listening to everything we had to say promising to wear the shirts and get all the other Liverpool players at the game to wear them as well,” said local writer Mr Allt, a founder member of the union.

      The announcements came today as Mrs Shields travelled to London with a group of other wives to meet Vauxhall MP Louise Ellman.

      They were later due to present a petition at 10 Downing Street to Sarah Brown, the PM’s wife calling for the 22-year-old’s release by the British prison authorities after being returned to this country by the Bulgarians in November 2006.

      She said this was in advance of a judicial review being held on December 4 brought after campaigners legally challenged Justice Minister Jack Straw’s claim that he had no jurisdiction to consider either a pardon or an early release, insisting it was still down to the Bulgarian authorities.
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #4: Nov 25, 2008 04:25:35 pm
      Come on we need to continue hoping.
      Fingers crossed,Ynwa
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #5: Nov 25, 2008 04:30:12 pm
      A huge step surely. Lets hope hes at home by christmas
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #6: Nov 25, 2008 04:47:13 pm
      Boss news.
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #7: Nov 25, 2008 05:10:28 pm
      get him home brown.

      good news.

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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #8: Nov 25, 2008 05:22:14 pm
      Excellent news at long last YNWA Michael
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #9: Nov 25, 2008 06:46:16 pm
      About bloody time someone sat up and listened, brilliant news.

      Lets hope Michael is home for Christmas  ;)
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #10: Nov 25, 2008 10:31:29 pm
      Anything about chanting 'Free Michael Shields' for the first 3 minutes? Surely even the lazy tw*ts would join in as well.
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #11: Nov 25, 2008 10:32:58 pm
      I sincerely hope and pray for Michael to be at home with his family in time for Christmas.

      For god's sake hasn't he and his family suffered enough.

      Just do what's right and get the lad home.
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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #12: Nov 25, 2008 11:05:13 pm
      Was made up to hear the reaction of Sarah Brown today. A positive bit of news - let's hope it has an impact.

      Look out for the banner in the Kop next Monday during You'll Never Walk Alone, along with the mosaic and if you're in the ground that night, make some noise for Michael!

      More information leading up to the judicial review on December 4th and how you can help set the mosiac up for the West Ham game, is in this thread:

      http://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php/topic,10726.0.html

      Let's get him home for Christmas!

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      Re: Breaking News: Marie Shields called into 10 Downing Street
      Reply #13: Nov 26, 2008 05:44:10 pm
      very good news to hear that .few chants tonight might help as well.

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