Parents of guard who may face death penalty fly to Iraq


A security guard who killed two men in Baghdad is due to find out this weekend if he will face the death penalty.

Danny Fitzsimons, 30, from Rochdale, is accused of killing Paul McGuigan, from the Scottish Borders, and Darren Hoare, from Australia, in August 2009.

Mr Fitzsimons' family hope he will be allowed to return to the UK to serve a sentence and seek treatment closer to home.

They have flown to Iraq ahead of the sentencing on Sunday.