Sheridans receive perjury indictments

The Crown Office announced on 27 January 2009 that indictments had been served on Thomas Sheridan and Gail Sheridan in connection with the perjury investigation which began after the conclusion of the civil case Thomas Sheridan v News of the World.  

The indictment contains one charge of perjury, and one charge of attempted subornation of perjury, against Thomas Sheridan (44); and one charge of perjury against Gail Sheridan (44). 

A preliminary hearing is now scheduled for 26 February at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The service of the indictment was confirmed at a news conference held by the accused couple's solicitor, Aamer Anwar.  No comment on how this will affect the erstwhile Celebrity Big Brother contestant's law studies at Strathclyde.  (For those who don't know, by the way, the Big Brother contest was won by Ulrika Jonsson, once a weather forecaster.  Despite the surname, Ulrika is a girl.)