Scotland

Andy Coulson perjury trial date put back

Andy Coulson Image copyright Ciaran Donnelly
Image caption Andy Coulson is accused of perjury

The former editor of the News of the World, Andy Coulson, will stand trial in Scotland on a charge of perjury next month.

The 47-year-old's trial had been due to begin at the High Court in Edinburgh next week.

However, at a preliminary hearing a judge fixed a new date of 11 May.

The charge relates to the trial of socialist politician Tommy Sheridan and his wife Gail at the High Court in Glasgow in December 2010.

A tweet from the Judges Scotland account said: "HMA v Andrew Edward Coulson: new trial date set for 11 May 2015 at 10am in Edinburgh High Court."

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