By Patrick Hill
The heartbroken Dad of a former British soldier being held in an Iraqi prison for murdering two security colleagues has made an impassioned plea for his son to be transferred to a UK jail……before he loses his mind due to a crippling mental disease!
Desperate Dad Eric Fitzsimons fears that he may never see his son’s face again before the distraught father loses his mind and his memory to Dementia!
Tagic 65 year old Eric was diagnosed with dementia over 18 months ago, ….sixteen months after his former Paratrooper son Danny was sentenced to 20 years in an Iraqi jail for the murders of two fellow security workers five years ago.
Now, just days after speaking to his captive son by telephone, the tearful former professional footballer and rugby league star spoke for the first time to reveal how his condition has deteriorated so much in recent months that he can no longer recall his son’s face.
“The truth is that I can only remember Danny as a little boy, and I can only see the face of a child.” Explains the visibly frail father, who now fears he will soon lose the ability to recall any of detail of his son’s face before the disease destroys his mind completely. “My condition has got much worse recently and I really do have a problem recalling his face.
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