Louise Cumberbirch told the court that she had attended the Cupids club in Manchester in 2002 when she met a party of 5 "Scottish people." She stated she had then gone with this group to a party at the house of a friend "Ian" before returning home. However she told the court she could not identify any of these people although she gave descriptions of them. Neither Mr Sheridan or Mr McBride cross-examined.
Anthony Cumberbirch gave essentially the same account as his wife, however unlike her he did identify Tommy Sheridan as one of the group that visited Cupids. Mr Sheridan brought into evidence Mr Cumberbirch's previous criminal convictions which included, trespass with a firearm, Actual bodily harm, handling of stolen goods and possession of class "B" drugs with intent to supply and put it to the witness he was "not an honest man."
The third witness of the morning was Ian Campbell, he testified that previous witness John (Jock) Penman had told him he was "prepared to lie for Tommy Sheridan."
Full report to follow later today.