The second witness to appear in court this morning was Ruth Adamson who also testified to an alleged visit to her flat by Tommy Sheridan in October 2004. Alex Prentice QC, for the crown, first established with the witness that she had shared a house in Dundee with Katrine Trolle at that date and that they were work colleagues as well as friends.
Mr Prentice then asked the witness if she had a mobile phone that she shared use of with Katrine Trolle.,which she confirmed she did. He then asked if she had ever had a call on this phone from Tommy Sheridan, which she had, and if Mr Sheridan had asked to speak to Ms Trolle, to which the witness responded he had. She said Mr Sheridan had called a "handful of times" between 2002 and 2004.
She was then asked if she was in a relationship with Ralph Barret in 2004, which the witness confirmed she was and then asked if she had ever met Mr Sheridan. Ms Adamson stated to the court that in 2004 Tommy Sheridan had came to her house in Dundee in the company of Katrine Trolle. She told the court that Katrine Trolle introduced Mr Sheridan to Mr Barret and herself and that they had "shook hands" and had "a little chit chat." Ms Adamson then told the court that after a brief time Mr Sheridan and Ms Trolle had gone upstairs (for Mr Barret's account of the same event see the report Here ) She then told the court that she and Mr Barret had not seen Mr Sheridan again that night or the next morning when they had left together.
Finally the witness was asked if she had ever been offered money for her story, to which she said she had not, and of she had told the truth, which she said she had. With that Mr Prentice sat down and Tommy Sheridan left the dock to begin his cross-examination.
Mr Sheridan began his questioning by asking the witness if Ms Trolle was active in the Scottish Socialist Party, which she said she was and put to her that there would be nothing "suspicious" about the convener of a party phoning up a party activist, to which the witness agreed. Mr Sheridan then showed the court his diary for 2004, and drew Ms Adamson's attention for the date October 11. He then highlighted an entry which said "7.30 to 9pm anti war meeting Aberdeen." and showed the witness her statement to the police where she had put the time of Mr Sheridan's visit to her home at between 7pm and 8pm. Mr Sheridan then asked the witness how long it would take to travel from Aberdeen to Dundee which she replied "about an hour. He asked the witness to accept that even if he had transport he could not have arrived at the house before 10pm. Ms Adamson agreed that this was "possible."
Mr Sheridan then put it to the witness that she had testified in 2006 and today "to support her friend Katrine Trolle" Ms Adamson responded that she remembered the incident. With that Mr Sheridan returned to the dock and as the Advocate Depute had no re-examination the witness was excused.
The case continues.