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MLA calls on British Attorney General intervention

10 June, 2005

Sinn Féin MLA Michael Ferguson has called on the British Attorney General to intervene and make a presentation to the DPP not to pursue Kieran Milnes with a new trial on the grounds that it would not be in the Public Interest to do so.

Michael Ferguson accompanied brought the Milnes Family to meet with the British Attorney General in London last year seeking his intervention. Kieran had been imprisoned for defending his girlfriend's car outside his home in Poleglass.

The Appeal Court upheld Mr Milnes Appeal against conviction on the grounds that the conviction was not safe and so ordered a retrial.

Commenting upon the development Michael Ferguson said,

"Kieran Milnes should never have been imprisoned and it is now imperative that Mr Goldsmith the British Attorney General intervene and advise the DPP not to pursue the case any further because it would not be in the public interest to do so. Kieran has already lost his home and his job and he and his family now need to be allowed to rebuild their lives." ENDS

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