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    BBC News Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

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    Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has appeared in court charged with attempted rape and sexual assault.

    He faced a total of 14 charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, also including breach of the peace and indecent assault.

    The 64-year-old made no plea during the hearing and was released on bail.

    Outside court, Mr Salmond said he was "innocent of any criminality" and added he would defend himself "to the utmost".

    Police had been investigating following a Scottish government inquiry into complaints of sexual harassment against Mr Salmond, which he denies.

    Mr Salmond, who was first minister from 2007 to 2014, was interviewed by police on Wednesday.

    He arrived at Edinburgh Sheriff Court shortly before 14:00 on Thursday for a short hearing.

    Mr Salmond was accused of two charges of attempted rape, nine of sexual assault, two of indecent assault and one breach of the peace.

    The news comes two weeks after Mr Salmond was at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, where the Scottish government conceded that its internal investigation of the complaints against him was flawed.

    The former first minister had launched a judicial review against the government he once led over how it had handled its inquiry, saying he had been treated unfairly.

    That case was focused on the government's processes, not the substance of the complaints - which Mr Salmond has denied.

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    Default Re: Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

    can you please add links to the news stories please
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    Default Re: Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

    Early days in this. But it looks like a classic "state" stitch up. They done this with Tommy Sherridan....ended up doing time for the "crime" of not telling lies lol. Andy Coulson's subsequent jailing kind of "proved" Sherridan's innocence but it's a long story (involves sex too lol ). Now this with Salmond - Not one not two ? A beach of the peace? How can you prove innocence or guilt of a breach of the peace that is "historic" ffs. Breach of the peace is usually drunk fools who can't keep their mouths shut on a sat night on the way home..
    Attempted rape - How do you prove that someone "attempted" something - How do you prove that you did not attempt something? DNA ? His word verses her word? Sturgeon up to her neck in it too by the looks of things (from outside looking in lol). The SNP are not the harmonious party they appear to be on the outside. Little know fact they were founded by Scottish conservatives ...There ARE factions who would like to further the "pretence" of a more left wing outlook. There are also factions who would like to see those with left leanings driven out the party and the party move more right of centre.
    Look at the way the Scottish Government handled the action....By putting the "victims" councillor in charge of the investigation against him. 14 charges that have been investigated for how long ? Years and now the police charge him 14 charges....that stinks of flinging a load of mud in the hope that a bit sticks. Those of us old enough to remember Scargill and the charges that were laid against him dragging him through court for years and years, total consensus in all the media that he was guilty as sin....Many people still maintain that he is guilty....As it turned out Arthur was NOT GUILTY of any of those charges but the revelations that MI5 were working in his office and it was their actions and their criminality that they then tried to smear Scargill with...
    May be going off topic a little but it's just to demonstrate that when the "state" come for you, you need to be very lucky and skilled to avoid the guilty verdict....even then you will always be remembered as the bloke that.....

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    Default Re: Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

    I was thinking the same, what and how does 'historical attempted rape' work. I can understand a person walking into a police station, dishevelled and battered and alleging someone tried to rape them, but saying this years after the event would seem a tough one to prove.

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    Default Re: Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

    The Snp are complicit in the child ped0phile ring being covered up at Parkhead a disgusting party.

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    Default Re: Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

    Quote Originally Posted by diablos View Post
    The Snp are complicit in the child ped0phile ring being covered up at Parkhead a disgusting party.
    Yep and all of them down the road at Westminster as well.

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