This morning the court has continued to hear evidence from Andrey Coulson, ex-editor of the News of the World and now Director of Communications at 10 Downing Street.
Mr Sheridan, who is conducting his own defence, has concentrated his questioning on Mr Coulson's knowledge of "phone hacking" carried out by the newspaper under Mr Coulson's editorship and in particular his links with Clive Goodman, the paper's Royal correspondent and Greg Mulcaire, a private investigator, who were both convicted after pleading guilty to five charges of illegally intercepting telephone messages. The court has already heard that Mr Sheridan's name and the details of his mobile telephone were found in a notebook seized from Mr Mulcaire during a police raid. Mr Couson has continued to deny any direct knowledge of the activities of Mr Goodman and Mr Mulcaire.
Court has now risen for the lunch interval with Mr Coulson to continue his testimony this afternoon.