Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tommy and Gail Sheridan to "Sue Police"
The Scottish Daily Record and the Scottish Herald are reporting this morning that lawyers for Gail and Tommy Sheridan have written to Lothian and Borders Chief Constable David Strang and Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini, to lodge formal complaints over the broadcast of footage of their police interviews by the BBC. There is also to be a complaint to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom over BBC's transmit ion of the video.
A separate complaint from Mrs Sheridan relates to the conduct of her police interview where a set of rosary beads were removed from her possession and also that, her lawyers state, "she was subjected to certain questioning because she was a Roman Catholic." Mrs Sheridan has also claimed that a charge of theft brought against her after a police raid in her home was malicious.
The letters, which will be delivered this morning, conclude "We are instructed to consider legal proceedings against L&B Police and should an adequate and transparent investigation not take place into the allegations, shall proceed to do so."
The Herald story can be found Here The Daily Record report is Here and a legal analysis from "The Drum" can be found Here
Readers may also find The testimony of DS Harkness of Lothian and Borders Police, who conducted the interview with Gail Sheridan of interest, our report on that can be found Here
Posted by James Doleman at 10:05 AM