Sheridan 'free by October'

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FORMER MSP Tommy Sheridan could be out of jail by October, just nine months into his three-year sentence, it was reported today.

He is expected to be released with an electronic tag in time to spend Christmas at home with his wife and daughter. His lawyer also revealed Sheridan could be permanently freed in January.

The 47-year-old, convicted of perjury in December, was moved from Glasgow Barlinnie Prison to Castle Huntly open jail near Dundee on Tuesday. He will be eligible for home visits of up to a week in a month's time.

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