The long running legal saga against Tommy Sheridan and his wife Gail is scheduled to proceed further on Monday, as the case against them comes to court after several postponements and a lengthy investigation which has been subject to much scrutiny.
A preliminary hearing will be held at the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh. The indictment contains one charge of perjury, and one charge of attempted subornation of perjury against Tommy Sheridan, and one charge of perjury against Gail Sheridan.
Both previously appeared in private on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 27 March 2008, charged with perjury, at which time neither made any plea or declaration, and both were admitted to bail.
The charges originate from Tommy Sheridan's 2006 defamation action against the News of the World, in which he was awarded £200,000 in damages.