Report lodged over ‘religious hatred’ during Gail Sheridan interview

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Prosecutors have been sent a report into the 
conduct of Lothian and 
Borders Police officers who interviewed former MSP Tommy Sheridan’s wife Gail during an investigation into alleged perjury.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal over allegations of religious hatred during the police interview, in February 2008.

Mrs Sheridan, 48, had her rosary beads taken away at a police station in Edinburgh.

She was being interviewed over allegations that she and her husband had lied under oath during the politician’s defamation action against a newspaper.

Tommy Sheridan was ultimately jailed for three years in January 2011, after being found guilty of perjury during the 2006 action against the News of the World.

Mrs Sheridan also stood trial, but the charges against her were dropped.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: 
“Following a complaint made against Lothian and 
Borders Police, a report has been sent to the procurator 
fiscal and we are 
currently awaiting further instruction.”