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Image caption Mr Salmond had told the court that the allegations against him were "deliberate fabrications for a political purpose". Alex Salmond has been cleared of sexually assaulting nine women while he was Scotland's first minister. A jury found the former SNP leader not guilty on 12 of the sexual assault charges facing him, while another was found not proven. A further charge of sexually assaulting a 10th woman had previously been dropped by prosecutors. Mr Salmond had said he was innocent of all the charges against him throughout the two-week trial. The women who made the allegations against Mr Salmond included an SNP politician, a party worker and several current and former Scottish government civil servants and officials. Full story

23 March