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Atomic Kitten reform for Shields
Atomic Kitten
Atomic Kitten decided to 'take a break' in 2004
Girl band Atomic Kitten are to reform for a concert in support of jailed Liverpool football fan Michael Shields.

The band are among several performers who will take to the stage at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool to help raise funds to pay Shields' fine.

The 20-year-old is serving 10 years for the attempted murder of a barman in Bulgaria, but denies the offence.

Jenny Frost, Liz McLarnon and Natasha Hamilton will take time out from their solo careers for the December show.

The event, which takes place at the Liverpool Empire on 4 December, will also include performances from singer Gloria Gaynor, comedian Ricky Tomlinson, Mike McCartney and The Searchers.

Michael Shields
Michael Shields is set to serve the rest of his sentence in the UK
Shields, 20, is expected to return from Bulgaria to serve the rest of his sentence in the UK.

He has always protested his innocence over the attack in May 2005 in Varne, following Liverpool's Champions League win.

The proceeds from the concert will go towards paying off a fine of almost 90,000 which was also imposed by the Bulgarian court.

Atomic Kitten announced in 2004 that they were to "take a break", but denied they were splitting up for good.

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