AS IT HAPPENED: The Alex Salmond trial — Day 5

AS IT HAPPENED: The Alex Salmond trial — Day 5

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond has gone on trial accused of a string of sexual assaults and attempted rape.

The trial, in front of Lady Dorrian and a 15-strong jury, began at the High Court in Edinburgh on Monday March 9.

Salmond, 65, of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, denies all 14 charges against him, having submitted a plea of not guilty.

His counsel has launched the special defence of consent to a number of the charges (3,5,7,8) and an alibi of not being in the location the alleged offence took place in charge 11.

Follow the Day 5 evidence as it happened:

15 hours ago
rrooney

Breaks in updates are to ensure the anonymity of witnesses.

To read the charges facing Alex Salmond click here

Updated: 13 hours ago
14 hours ago
paulmalik

Day 5 of the trial is now underway.

Woman K is now giving evidence to the court.

14 hours ago
paulmalik

Woman K is a long-serving senior civil servant and is the complainer in a charge of sexual assault against former First Minister Alex Salmond

14 hours ago
rrooney

Woman K says she was at a dinner with Salmond when he grabbed her buttocks.

Says she was “mortified”.

Under cross examination, Woman K tells the court she felt Salmond grabbed her buttock “because he could”.

Updated: 14 hours ago
14 hours ago
paulmalik

Woman K has completed giving evidence

14 hours ago
paulmalik

Woman J, an SNP worker, is to begin giving evidence.

13 hours ago
paulmalik

Following a brief break, Woman J is continuing to give evidence to the court

12 hours ago
paulmalik

Woman J tells the court about an incident at Bute House.

Salmond had asked her if he had seen “that zombie movie”

Salmond then proceeded to do an impression of a zombie, she tells the court.

12 hours ago
paulmalik

The impression of the zombie involved him stretching his arms out, Woman J tells the court.
She adds he took “a couple of clumsy steps with his arms outstretched”.

12 hours ago
paulmalik

Woman J “I didn’t understand what was going on”

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