Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond was found not guilty on Monday of multiple charges of sexual assault.

After a two-week trial, Salmond, 65, was found not guilty of 13 charges of attempted rape, sexual assault, and indecent assault on nine women.

He thanked his friends and family for their support, saying: “Whatever nightmare I’ve been in over the last two years it is nothing compared to the nightmare that every single one of us is currently living through. People are dying, many more are going to do so.”

The women who accused him were all current or

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