Socialist Worker

Perjury charges against Gail Sheridan dropped

Issue No. 2232

Gail Sheridan was cleared of perjury today (Friday). Gail had been accused of lying in court during her husband, Tommy's, successful libel action against the News of the World. Police responded to that successful action with a huge investigation leading to the couple's current perjury trial.

Prosecutors at the High Court in Glasgow dropped the only remaining charge against her of making false statements while under oath. 

Last month, the prosecution dropped several other allegations against Gail and Tommy.

Tommy still faces one charge of perjury. He denies lying during his libel action against the News of the World in which he won damages of £200,000 after the newspaper printed claims about his private life.

The trial continues.

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

Fri 17 Dec 2010, 16:12 GMT
Issue No. 2232
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.