Sunday, January 9, 2011
"Sheridan Juror" on Facebook:"Tommy is Innocent" Reports
The Scottish Sunday Herald is reporting (story not online) that a woman who served on the jury during the trial of HMA Vs Thomas and Gail Sheridan has "posted confidential details of the case on Facebook and claimed the socialist politician is innocent"
The story, by Paul Hutcheon, goes on to claim that the woman described her fellow jurors as "pure b*******" on a public facebook group adding that she wanted to be at court when Mr Sheridan is sentenced "too support you all the way pal." There are also other quotes in the piece that Mr Hutcheon alleges came from the unnamed "jurors's" personal Facebook page. The report also says that the facebook post concluded by the person concerned "identifying where she sat during the trial."
The article also records the view of a "Senior Scottish Lawyer" stating that this is a breach of the Contempt of Court act 1981 and that the person concerned could face serious consequences "including the possibility of a custodial sentence"
While the original Sunday Herald article is not still not online, today's Herald have published a follow up piece on this subject this morning headlined "Sheridan juror could face jail" that can be found Here
The Scottish Daily Record has also covered the story, that link is Here
Posted by James Doleman at 1:05 PM