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ALEX SALMOND TRIAL

Naked first minister attacked me, former official tells jury

Mike WadeTuesday March 10 2020, 12.01am, The Times

Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, arrives for the first day of his trial. He denies attempted rape and sexual assault
Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, arrives for the first day of his trial. He denies attempted rape and sexual assaultTIMES PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES GLOSSOP

The woman Alex Salmond is said to have “chased” around his official residence moments before an alleged attempted rape told a court she later curled up in a ball in a lavatory after he “passed out”.

The former Scottish government official was giving evidence at the High Court in Edinburgh on the first day of Mr Salmond’s trial on 14 charges of sexual assault including attempted rape. He denies all charges.

She said that she had been left in shock when the former first minister attempted to strip her and push her onto a bed while naked and physically aroused. After “one final push to get him on the other side of the bed” she told the court that Mr Salmond muttered that she was

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