Coulson Reported to Have Given Precognition to Lawyers Acting for Tommy Sheridan

The Sunday Herald is claiming today that the Prime Minister’s chief spin doctor, Andy Coulson, has spoken to lawyers for Scots socialist politician, Tommy Sheridan, who faces a trial a week tomorrow, charged with perjury.

In a story labelled 'exclusive', by Paul Hutcheon, it is claimed that the Downing Street director of communications has given a precognition statement following a request by Sheridan’s legal team. The paper adds that Coulson may be asked to appear as a witness at the trial. 

Sheridan and his wife, Gail, were both charged with perjury in connection with evidence they gave in a defamation case against the News of the World, which Coulson used to edit.

Four years ago, Sheridan was awarded damages of £200,000 from the News of the World following claims by the paper that he had cheated on his wife. 

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