Alex Salmond acquitted of all sexual offences charges

Alex Salmond, a former Scottish prime minister, was acquitted on Monday of all charges of sexual offenses brought against him by a jury at the Edinburgh High Court.

Salmond, who was also the former head of the Scottish National Party, had been tried on 13 counts, including one for attempted rape, against a total of nine women. Another charge of sexual assault was dropped by prosecutors during the trial.

The jury found Mr. Salmond not guilty on 12 of the charges and decided that a charge of sexual assault was unproven. All the verdicts were rendered by the majority of the 13 members of the jury. Two jurors were dismissed on Monday.

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