Wednesday 18 October 2017

Andy Coulson arrested on suspicion of committing perjury in Scotland

Andy Coulson. Photo: AP
Andy Coulson. Photo: AP

ANDY Coulson, the former News of the World editor and spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron'has been detained on suspicion of committing perjury in a court case in Scotland, Scotland's Crown Office said on Wednesday.

Andy Coulson told a court case in 2010, while he was working for Cameron, that he had had no knowledge of illegal activities by reporters while he was editor of the News of the World. Coulson has since been arrested over allegations of phone hacking at the tabloid.

Coulson stood down in January 2011 after police reopened the hacking case. He has denied any knowledge of the crime.

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