Aamer Anwar Statement re Sheridan appeal refusal

AAMER ANWAR- RESPONSE TO APPEAL TO SECOND SIFT IS REFUSED- CONFIRMED THIS MORNING BY LETTER.
We had requested that the appeal be cisted pending the outcome of major criminal investigation into NOTW in Scotland. Mr Sheridan alleged that News of the World lied during the trial about phone hacking, payments of police officers, private detectives and witnesses. He believed that had the jury been aware of this, then they may have come to a different decision.
Unfortunately the appeal judges were unwilling to continue an appeal indefinitely on a speculative basis and dismissed leave to appeal on the existing grounds.
For Mr Sheridan, the decision is not the end of the road and we will consider if there are grounds for an appeal to the Supreme Court or whether to take the matter to the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission on the basis of new evidence which may emerge as a result of the police inquiries.
On a final note before some of the NOTW start to celebrate, they should think again and wait for that knock on the door from Strathclyde Police.

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  1. Pingback: Tommy Sheridan’s Appeal – What Happened and Where Now? « Random Thoughts Re Scots (and Other) Law

  2. M

    The Clive Goodman letter nails Coulson now, does it not?

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