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20 November
2017

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Lunchtime talk by Michael Shields

Lunchtime talk by Michael Shields

L-R: Cllr. Joe Anderson, Michael Shields and Chief Executive Steve Hawkins.

Local Solutions welcomed Michael Shields today who gave a lunchtime talk to staff and guests about his well documented imprisonment for attempted murder in Bulgaria.

Michael lives near to Local Solutions’ headquarters in Kensington and his aunt, Jeanette, has worked for the social enterprise for many years. Michael was accompanied by the Leader of Liverpool City Council, Cllr. Joe Anderson who too spoke of his experience as an avid supporter of the Shields family during their campaign to free him.

Speaking of the campaign to clear his name, Michael said he was overwhelmed by the support he received worldwide, which undoubtedly helped him to cope during this traumatic time.

Michael is now enjoying his life training as an electrician.  Steve Hawkins, Chief Executive of Local Solutions said  "It was particularly encouraging to all of our staff to hear Michael's story and in particular the dignified and humble way in which he talked about his incarceration". 

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