Birmingham Six sue Evans

The Birmingham Six are heading for a High Court libel confrontation with Tory MP David Evans over comments he allegedly made about them last month. They claim that at the same talk that Evans is said to have described the Heritage Secretary, Virginia Bottomley, as being "dead from the neck up" and a Labour Party parliamentary candidate, Melanie Johnson, as having "three bastard children", he accused them of being murderers who were guilty, not just of the Birmingham pub bombings, but also guilty of killing hundreds of other people. The Six are represented by B M Birnberg & Co.