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Ex-NOTW Editor Coulson Charged With Perjury
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been arrested and charged with perjury.
A statement issued by Strathclyde Police said: "A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with alleged perjury before the High Court.
"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."
The allegations relate to the trial of former Scottish politician Tommy Sheridan at the High Court in Glasgow in December 2010.
Mr Coulson, who gave evidence in the trial, was detained in London by Strathclyde officers and later taken to a Glasgow police station.
Former MSP Sheridan was jailed for three years in January 2011 after being found guilty of perjury during his 2006 defamation action against the News Of The World (NOTW) when Mr Coulson was editor.
Sheridan was awarded £200,000 in damages after winning the civil case.
But a jury at the High Court in Glasgow found him guilty of lying about the now-defunct tabloid's claims that he was an adulterer who visited a swingers' club.
The former Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) leader was released from jail in January after serving one year of his sentence.