Andy Coulson will face perjury charges in a Scottish court


Andy Coulson, the former News of the World executive and media adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, has been told he will face court in Scotland over statements he made under oath during the Tommy Sheridan perjury trial, according to journalist blogger Charles Lavery.

Writing in his blog Mr Lavery says: “He met Scots QC Paul McBride at the Matrix legal chambers in London last week.  That meeting came after  a series of telephone calls between McBride, Coulson, and senior members of the Conservative Party.

McBride has been helping the Conservatives shape their legal policies for some time and is on first name terms with some of the party’s most senior figures in Scotland and London.

Coulson has been told to prepare himself for charges.  Legal restrictions prevent further reporting at this time.”

The news comes as Tommy Sheridan prepares to go back to prison following his short period of home leave.

Mr. Sheridan (47), spent his time with his family after being released on Tuesday.  The former Scottish Socialist leader found himself convicted of perjury after taking on the legal might of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Mr. Sheridan is legally obliged not to comment or do anything regarding the NI phone hacking scandal that has seen ten NOTW people arrested; politicians allegedly ignorant of NI practices but partying with Murdoch and NI editor Rebekah Brooks till the early hours of the morning; police officer resignations; police accepting NI money.

Tommy Sheridan’s lawyer, Aamer Anwar, has called for Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former spin chief, and Bob Bird (Scottish News of the World editor) to be investigated by police over allegations they committed perjury at his trial.