|Andy Coulson outside Glasgow High Court |
As regular readers will be aware Mr Coulson was called by the defence to answer allegations that a private investigator, Greg Mulcaire, hacked into Mr Sheridan's telephone answering service in 2006, the evidence for this being a notebook belonging to Mr Mulcaire which contained Mr Sheridan's personal details including his mobile telephone number and what appeared to be a "PIN" number used to access voicemail. Mr Coulson denied any knowledge of this or of the defence's contention that Mr Mulcaire had an "exclusive contract" with the News of the World while Mr Coulson was the newspaper's editor.
Mr Sheridan's lawyer Aamer Anwar, has now issued a statement
Our full reports in Mr Coulson's testimony at the trial can be found below.
Ian Edmondson, a News of the World journalist who was suspended last week due to allegations of phone hacking, has has his solicitor issue a "notice to broadcasters/editors." This states that any suggestion that Andy Coulson resigned as Mr Edmondson "was about to turn Coulson in" would be "false and defamatory." You can see a copy of that statement Here