The pop idol's mum seeks justice...
An inquiry into the death of KIRSTY
MacCOLL has been reopened in Mexico.
The singer died four years ago when was hit by a speedboat while diving during a holiday. Now, private investigators hired by MacColl’s
mother Jean Newlove say they have new
evidence that disputes who was driving the boat off
Deckhand Juan Jose Cem Yam was
found guilty of culpable homicide in 2003. He was
fined £61 and was ordered to pay £1,450 in
damages to MacColl’s two sons, Jamie and Louis, who
witnessed her death.
“We don’t believe for one moment that [Yam] was
driving the boat,” Ms Newlove told BBC digital channel
6 Music. “The federal prosecutors
will decide if there’s sufficient evidence to reopen the case. It’ll be new evidence based on people who were there at the time, who were witnesses. All I’m asking is justice for Kirsty.”
MacColl is best known for herclassic 1987 duet with Shane MacGowan on The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale Of New York’. She also enjoyed a number of other hits through the ’80s and ’90s.