BREAKING: Alex Salmond Cleared of Attempted Rape & Sexual Assaults Charges

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Former first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has been cleared of attempted rape and a series of sexual assaults. 

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. A further charge of sexually assaulting a 10th woman had previously been dropped by prosecutors. The trial took place today at the High Court in Edinburgh.

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

Mr Salmond had said he was innocent of all the charges against him throughout the two-week trial.

During his evidence to the court, he said the claims made about his alleged conduct were “deliberate fabrications for a political purpose” or “exaggerations.”


And he said had “never attempted to have non-consensual sexual relations with anyone in my entire life.”





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