Fam­ily visit Billy in In­dia

The Oban Times - - News -

BILLY IRVING’S fa­ther Jim and brother Jamie ar­rived in In­dia this week to visit the Con­nel man im­pris­oned in Chen­nai with five other Bri­tish ex-army ser­vice­men on firearms charges.

‘Jamie hasn’t seen his brother in three years and I have no doubt it will be a in­cred­i­ble re­u­nion when they fi­nally see one another again,’ wrote Billy’s fi­ancée Yvonne MacHugh on their cam­paign Face­book page, Bring Billy Back.

‘Billy, Jamie and Colin aren’t just broth­ers they are best friends, and as close as broth­ers could pos­si­bly be. It’s been in­cred­i­bly hard for Jim and Mar­garet to see their son in prison, but equally hard for Jamie and Colin, know­ing there is very lit­tle they or any of us can do to free him. This visit will be a mas­sive morale boost for Billy.’

A vis­i­tor also re­ported how sur­pris­ingly ‘pos­i­tive and up­beat’ Billy was in prison, when he could be ‘lick­ing the walls’.

Billy Irving with fi­ancee Yvonne MacHugh and baby Wil­liam.

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