Worker 'saw Tommy Sheridan at wife swapping club'
Published: 3rd Nov 2010 12:14:52
A man has told the Tommy Sheridan perjury trial that he saw the former MSP in 2002 at the swingers' club where he worked.
Tony Cumberbirch, 53, told the High Court in Glasgow that the club was for "wife swapping" and Mr Sheridan was there with other "Scottish" customers.
He also claimed to have removed Mr Sheridan's name from the register after being asked for a favour by a friend.
Mr Sheridan and his wife Gail, both 46, deny charges of perjury.
They are accused of lying during his successful defamation case against the News of the World in 2006.
The former SSP leader won £200,000 in damages after the newspaper printed allegations about his private life, claiming he was an adulterer who had visited a swingers' club.
Mr and Mrs Sheridan were charged with perjury following a police investigation.
It is alleged that Mr Sheridan made false statements as a witness in his defamation action against the News of the World on 21 July 2006.
He also denies another charge of attempting to persuade a witness to commit perjury shortly before the 23-day legal action got under way.
Mrs Sheridan denies making false statements on 31 July 2006, after being sworn in as a witness in the civil jury trial at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
The trial, before Lord Bracadale, continues.
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