23 Mar 2020

Alex Salmond cleared of all sexual assault charges

Scotland Correspondent

The former first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has been cleared of attempted rape and a series of sexual assaults, including one with intent to rape, after a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh. The jury returned verdicts on 13 charges with one of those verdicts of ‘not proven’.

Mr Salmond, who had denied all the charges, had claimed some were “deliberate fabrications for a political purpose”.