Salmond to appear in court on sexual assault charges next month

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Alex Salmond denies 14 charges including allegations of attempted rape and indecent assault.

The Times of London

Alex Salmond is due to appear in the High Court next month on sexual assault charges.

Prosecutors announced yesterday that the former first minister would appear at the High Court in Edinburgh for a procedural hearing in the case on November 21.

He was charged with a total of 14 offences on January 24. These include allegations of attempted rape, sexual and indecent assault and breach of the peace.

Mr Salmond, 64, denies all the allegations. He said that he would defend himself “to the utmost in court” in relation to the charges.

The former SNP leader was Scotland’s first minister between 2007 and 2014 when he stood down after the independence referendum.

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