HM Advocate v Coulson

Criminal evidence – Perjury – Relevancy of indictment. High Court of Justiciary: In a case in which the accused challenged the relevancy of the indictment containing a charge of perjury, it being alleged that he had perjured himself when giving evidence as a defence witness at a trial for perjury (the original trial), the court held that the false evidence alleged in the indictment was not relevant evidence at the original trial and the charge of perjury in the indictment was irrelevant.

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