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Sheridan in court fight for PS200k.

TOMMY Sheridan should lose his PS200,000 defamation payout because of his conviction for lying in court, appeal judges were told yesterday.

The Court of Session is hearing an application from the publishers of the defunct News of the World to cancel the award - made for their sex and drugs claims about Sheridan.

Alastair Duncan QC, for News Group Newspapers, told the court ex-Scottish Socialist Party leader Sheridan was later convicted and jailed for lying in the 2006 defamation case.

Because of that, he said, the defamation jury's decision should be set aside.

He added evidence had emerged which would have made it impossible for the original jury to say Sheridan was a victim of defamation.

Sheridan is representing himself and is expected to address the court today.

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Date:May 11, 2016
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