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Salmond acquitted


By David Porter

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond has been acquitted of attempted rape and a series of sexual assaults, including one with intent to rape.

Former First Minister and MP for both Gordon and Banff and Buchan, Alex Salmond. Picture:David Porter
Former First Minister and MP for both Gordon and Banff and Buchan, Alex Salmond. Picture:David Porter

He was cleared of all charges today by a jury following an 11-day trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The jury returned not guilty verdicts on 12 charges and returned a not proven verdict on a charge of sexual assault with intent to rape.

Mr Salmond who has also previously held the offices of MP for Banff and Buchan, MP for Gordon and MSP for Aberdeenshrie East had denied all the charges

The 65-year-old was first arrested and charged by Police Scotland in relation to the allegations in January 2019.



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