THE fiancee of jailed pirate hunter Billy Irving is battling to have him freed for the day of their son’s christening.
Yvonne MacHugh has asked Indian authorities to release the 35-year-old for the ceremony which she plans to hold in Chennai.
The 27-year-old has the support of the Catholic Church, who have helped her apply for a court order to have the ex-Para temporarily freed from the notorious Puzhal Prison.
The Bishop for Argyll and the Isles, Brian McGee, made a request on the couple’s behalf to his counterpart in India.
Billy, of Connel, near Oban, is serving a five-year sentence for possessing illegal firearms. His supporters claim he is the victim of a miscarriage of justice. Continue reading...