Earlier, Labour MP Chris Mullin, who campaigned for the release of the Six from prison, issued a statement on behalf of four of the men - Hugh Callaghan, Gerry Hunter, Richard McIlkenny and Billy Power - saying they had read with dismay the remarks attributed to Mr Hill.
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Patrick Hill, one of the Birmingham Six, apologised for a speech at a Londonderry rally on Sunday in which he called for British soldiers to be sent home from Northern Ireland 'in boxes'. Mr Hill said he did not support violence by any side and did not want to see any more deaths.