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Andy Coulson cleared of perjury

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been cleared of lying at the trial of former socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan after the case against him collapsed.

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Coulson 'delighted' by decision to end perjury trial

Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson has said he was "delighted" about Lord Burns' decision that he had no case to answer at a perjury trial in Edinburgh.

Speaking outside court Mr Coulson said:

I am obviously delighted by the judge's decision today. It was the right decision. I would like to thank him, I would like to thank the jury for their patience and I would like to thank my brilliant legal team.

This prosecution was always wrong. I didn't lie and the prosecution, in my view, was a gross waste of public money.

I am just delighted that after four pretty testing years that my family and myself have finally had a good day.

– Andy Coulson

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