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Alex Salmond to face trial on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

The former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is due to stand trial later accused of attempt...
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08.53 9 Mar 2020


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Alex Salmond to face trial on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

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The former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is due to stand trial later accused of attempted rape and sexual assault.

He is charged with 14 alleged offences against 10 women - all of which he denies.

The 65-year-old is accused of attempting to rape a woman at Bute House, the official residence of Scotland's first minister, in June 2014 during the country's independence referendum campaign.

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He is also accused of sexually assaulting a woman with intent to rape in December 2013.

Overall, he is accused of two indecent assaults and 10 sexual assaults, an attempted rape and a sexual assault with intent to rape.

The charges span from June 29th 2008 to November 11th 2014, with one sexual assault said to have taken place in the month of the Scottish independence referendum.

Mr Salmond was Scotland's first minister from 2007 to 2014.

His trial is due to begin at the High Court in Edinburgh on Monday and is expected to last for four weeks.


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