Scotland

Andy Coulson faces perjury trial

Andy Coulson Image copyright Ciaran Donnelly
Image caption Andy Coulson was at the High Court in Edinburgh for the hearing

Former Downing Street communications director Andy Coulson is to stand trial in Scotland on a charge of perjury.

The trial is in connection with the trial of Tommy and Gail Sheridan in December 2010 at the High Court in Glasgow.

Mr Coulson, 47, a former editor of the News of the World, attended a day-long pre-evidential hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh.

It fixed a trial date of 21 April.

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