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Anger as police arrest Tommy Sheridan

Issue No. 2082

Former MSP and long standing socialist campaigner Tommy Sheridan has been arrested and charged with perjury.

The charges relate to a libel case Tommy won against the News of the World last year following allegations about his personal life.

After being released on bail, Tommy said he was the victim of a 'political witch-hunt' carried out by Rupert Murdoch, the owner of News Corporation which publishes the News of the World.

'This whole farcical inquiry, which has used up an incredible amount of public resources, has been orchestrated and influenced by the powerful reach of the Murdoch empire,' Tommy said.

'This battle is going on however long it takes to clear my name.' A court date has not yet been set.

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Mon 17 Dec 2007, 17:16 GMT
Issue No. 2082
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