Police Question Sheridan Case Evidence

Strathclyde officers have been asked to investigate evidence from witnesses in Tommy Sheridans perjruy trial following phone hacking allegations against the News of the World.

The Crown Office did not identify which witnesses but among those who testified were Andy Coulson, who was editor of the paper when phone hacking allegations first emerged.

Strathclyde Police has been asked to make a "preliminary assessment'' and report to the Area Procurator Fiscal at Glasgow for consideration of any further action, the Crown Office said.

A spokesman said: "In light of emerging developments regarding the News of the World the Crown has requested Strathclyde Police to inquire into the evidence given by certain witnesses in the trial of Tommy Sheridan.

Strathclyde Police have been asked to make a preliminary assessment and to report to the Area Procurator Fiscal at Glasgow for consideration of any further action.''

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