Friday, October 29, 2010

Anvar Khan Cross-Examination Day 2

A short session of court this morning resumed with Tommy Sheridan continuing his cross examination of Anvar Khan (for an account of yesterday's cross examination see Here ) 

Mr Sheridan began by asking Ms Khan about a photograph of his wedding, which had been presented to her by the prosecution the day before. He asked if she had ever seen the photograph before to which the witness responded that she had possibly seen the photograph in a newspaper. Mr Sheridan asked the witness about a statement she had made to police in 2006 that she had been shown a photograph of Gary Clark by Bob Bird (the Scottish editor of the News of the World) The witness said that she did not recall being shown that particular photo although she did recall having been shown pictures of 'Louise" (whom she testified she had met at the Cupids club in Manchester in 2002) and her husband when they appeared to be "on a boat."  However she denied that she had "ever identified anyone" for the News of the World,  an  answer that Mr Sheridan called "ridiculous."


Mr Sheridan then returned to Ms Khan's to Ms Khan's previous testimony in this trial and reminded her about the affidavit she had signed for the News of the World that claimed that her  visit to the Cupids club in Manchester had happened in 2001. Mr Sheridan again asked why the witness had said 2001 when she she was now testifying the event happened in 2002. Ms Khan referred to her previous evidence  that she had signed the affidavit  "in haste" and "if she had more time she would have "thought it through."

The defence then moved on to ask about Ms Khan's claim she had not benefited financially from her account of the alleged visit to Cupids. Mr Sheridan asked first about an attempt by ms Khan's  agent to sell the story to the Daily Mail newspaper for 30,000 pounds and also pointed to a line at the bottom of the original NotW piece which offered a discount for readers to buy Ms Khan's book. She again stated she did not benefit financially from the publicity in the NotW as she had  received no further payment from the publishers other than the original advance.

Mr Sheridan then put it to the witness that she had been told by "her friend Bob Bird" that she would "double her money" if she helped him. Ms Khan replied this was "not true" and at that point Mr Sheridan suggested this would be a good time for the court to break for lunch. Lord Bracadale agreed and the court adjourned.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Gerald Kelly

Anonymous said...

anvar khan - as my granny says: you can be fond of chips without eating the wrapper lol

Tom the Diary said...

hey you lot - stop coming down so hard on wee anvar.

Anonymous said...

What on earth is Paul McBride QC up to - moonlighting to Livingston the represent a drink-driving Sheriff - surely he should be present in the High Court in Glasgow with his full attention on this case.

James Doleman said...

I think you will find from this afternoon's report (which I am just writing) that Mr McBride was very much in court this afternoon Anon.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but not this morning, you can't be in two places at once, unless Mr Bride has splashed out on a Tardis - which is about as likely as TS splashing out on a sun-bed.

James Doleman said...

With respect Mr McBride told the court yesterday he had an "important matter" to deal with this morning and then requested that the court not resume until 11.30 so he could attend.

The Lumpen Sociologist said...

Anon 5.38 said
you can't be in two places at once,

funnily enough that is the crowns case too.

Dr Who said...

"you can't be in two places at once," - true that's the main plank of AP's Prosecution, didn't one of the witnesses say that they saw a TARDIS in the Sheridan's bedroom?

Mrs Spock said...

TARDIS - you can get from Glasgow to Manchester and back in 1 nanosecond in a TARDIS so that does kind of fit into Alex Prentices's "time-line". Teleporters are even faster.

Captain James T Kirk said...

Ahha... maybe it wasn't a sun-bed that KT thought she saw at all, but was in fact a teleporter... this makes a lot more sense.

Scotty said...

teleporter lol "Beam me up, Gail!".

The Lumpen Sociologist said...

Spock Kirk and Scotty you may think you are taking the piss but just googled these images of Thomas Sheridan
http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=Thomas+Sheridan&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=7IjMTJ6uJ4_KjAfduKnWBw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=6&ved=0CEIQsAQwBQ&biw=1024&bih=523
and have this video of AK on her mobile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiIrpEMbQ2M
Time travel is real and explains a lot in this case

Whatsy said...

Re: time travel.

I noted that the AdDep is slowly tightening the timeframe of teh alleged Cupid's visit.

In particular, going through phone records with Gary Clark indicate that on the day in question, TS spoke to GC three times up to 18:19, after which there were no more phone calls. Clearly, there would be no need to phone if they were together in a car after that time.

I'm looking forward to witnesses who claim to have seen TS that night, at either cultural festival in Glasgow or Manchester!

Anonymous said...

Re: time travel. Any truth in the rumour that that David Tennant is to be called as a witness?