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17 Mar 2020

Alex Salmond tells court some charges against him are “deliberate fabrications”

Scotland Correspondent

The former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has entered the witness box on day seven of his trial over allegations of sexual assault.

He told the High Court in Edinburgh he believed some of the accusations against him were “deliberate fabrications for a political purpose”.

He denies 13 charges of alleged sexual offences against nine women, during his time in office.