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David Cameron's former press adviser Andy Coulson

David Cameron's former press adviser Andy Coulson

David Cameron's former press adviser Andy Coulson

Former Downing Street director of communications Andy Coulson is expected to face trial in Scotland on a perjury charge.

The 47-year-old is accused of committing perjury in the 2010 trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan.

In a hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh today, Judge Lord Burns set a date for a trial to begin on April 21.