10 November 2003
Justice For Kirsty
The campaign to get justice for the late singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl is gathering pace.
MacColl, the acclaimed singer and writer, was killed by a power boat at the
age of 41 whilst scuba diving with her sons in a restricted diving area off
Cozumel, Mexico in December 2000.
Three years later, no-one has been made accountable to the satisfaction of
her family and friends.
Kirsty was a friend of U2 since their earliest days and for many years was
the partner of the band's longtime producer Steve Lillywhite. For more on
Kirsty and the U2 connection read our earlier story here
Now Kirsty's mum Jean is leading a campaign which is calling on the
President of Mexico to conduct a Judicial Review. Supporters are being
invited to visit the Justice For Kirsty
website and join the appeal to the President.
Later this month Jean will be travelling to Mexico to increase the pressure
for creating a full and impartial investigation. The campaign site
is promoting a letter and email
campaign which supporters can use to raise awareness of the issue.