Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has perjury trial delayed until after election

The perjury trial of former Downing Street director of communications Andy Coulson in Scotland is now to be begin after the general election.

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 in February, Lord Burns had set a date for a trial to begin on April 21.

But today the Judiciary of Scotland announced a new trial date of 11 May.

A tweet from the Judges Scotland account read: "HMA v Andrew Edward Coulson: new trial date set for 11 May 2015 at 10am in Edinburgh High Court."

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