Tommy Sheridan declared too ill for perjury trial

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The former Scottish Socialist MP Tommy Sheridan and his wife Gail are on trial at The High Court in Glasgow for perjury. They are accused of lying during their successful libel action against the News of The World in 2006.

The trial was adjourned until Friday after the jury was told yesterday morning the politician was too unwell to attend court.

Sheridan, 46, is respresenting himself in the case.

Damages of £200,000 were awarded to Sheridan over allegations he was an adulterer who visited swingers’ clubs. Both Gail and Tommy Sheridan deny the allegations.

The trial was adjourned without any new evidence being heard as judge, Lord Bracadale, said Sheridan had seen a doctor on Monday afternoon who had certified him as unfit to attend court.

“The doctor will review the situation on Thursday,” Lord Bracadale said.

The trial, which started on October 4, was adjourned until 10am on Friday.

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