TOMMY Sheridan will spend time with his family before deciding his next move, his lawyer has said.

Aamer Anwar said the former MSP and leader of the Scottish Socialist Party had spent his first full day out of prison yesterday with his wife, Gail, daughter Gabrielle and other close family.

Sheridan was released from prison on Monday after serving just one-third of his three-year sentence for perjury.

Yesterday, Mr Anwar said: "Monday was a good day for Tommy and he's back with the family he has missed during his time in prison. He's trying to return to some kind of normality."

He added Sheridan intends to appeal his conviction and is also considering raising a civil action against the News of the World, claiming journalists hacked his phone.

He especially singled out former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson, who gave evidence at Sheridan's trial.

Mr Anwar said: "Nobody is above the law, and that includes the editors of newspapers. If people think they can come to the High Court and lie, they should be looking over their shoulders."