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The Crown -v- Sheridan

First year law student and erstwhile leader of the proletariat (North Britain) Tommy Sheridan has got lots of swotting up to do this year.

Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing…

Homework?

Nah. Real life.

Former Scottish Socialist politician and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Tommy Sheridan and his wife Gail are to stand trial on perjury charges.

The charges relate to evidence given during Mr Sheridan’s defamation victory against the News of the World in 2006.

During a news conference on Tuesday, the couple’s solicitor, Amer Anwar, read a statement confirming that they would stand trial.

He said: “I can confirm that an indictment was served today for charges of perjury against Thomas and Gail Sheridan.

“A preliminary hearing is fixed for 26 February 2009 at the High Court in Edinburgh and a trial will then be fixed for later on in the year.

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Oh well, he’ll have more than enough peace and quiet to study for his final exams if he comes second this time round…

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