Mr Boyle, a 73 year old retired pipe fitter, told the court he had known Mr Sheridan "man and boy" for forty years, as he had been the manager of the local football team the accused played for. The witness was played a section of the disputed video tape, that the Crown allege contains the voice of Mr Sheridan admitting to attending the Cupids "sex club" in Manchester. After listening to the clip Mr Boyle told Mr Sheridan that in his opinion , "That is definitely not you"
Lynn Sheridan, the sister of Tommy Sheridan, testified to three matters. Firstly she told the court that when she and Mr Sheridan had met with Dr Nicky McKerrill in 2005, she had not, as Dr McKerrill has testified, leave their company after a short period of time and that the admissions Dr McKerrill claimed Mr Sheridan had made to him did not occur. Ms Sheridan further told the court that she had driven Mr Sheridan to a meeting in Edinburgh on the 18th June 2006 and therefore Mr Sheridan did not meet Colin Fox before that meeting in the "Beanscene" cafe on that date, as stated in evidence by Mr Fox. Finally Ms Sheridan was shown a section of the disputed tape and testified that she did not believe the voice on the tape was that of her brother. Court was then adjourned.
NB regular readers will be aware that we have fallen a little behind in our reporting of witness testimony. This is due mainly to the large numbers of witnesses appearing over the last few days. We hope to catch up as soon as possible.