Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson detained by police

Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson has been detained by police. Coulson who also worked as David Cameron's Director of Communications is being questioned by Strathclyde Police as part of a perjury investigation following the Tommy Sheridan trial.

In a statement police told STV: "Officers acting for Strathclyde Police Operation Rubicon detained a 44-year-old man in London this morning under Section 14 of the Criminal Procedure Scotland Act on suspicion of committing perjury at the High Court in Glasgow."

Former News of the World Editor, Andy Coulson
Former News of the World Editor, Andy Coulson Credit: Reuters

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Coulson detained by police

The former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has arrived at Govan police station in Glasgow after being detained in London this morning by officers investigating allegations of perjury.