Andy Coulson perjury trial over Tommy Sheridan case

THE PERJURY trial of former News of the World editor Andy Coulson will begin later this week.

Tommy Sheridan. Picture: Neil Doig

The 47-year-old journalist appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh before judge Lord Burns.

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Mr Coulson is accused of telling lies at the trial of Scottish socialist politician Tommy Sheridan at the High Court in Glasgow in December 2010.

Mr Coulson, of Kent, has entered a plea of not guilty to the allegation.

Judge Lord Burns ordered the trial to begin on Friday after hearing legal submissions.