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Alex Salmond trial: The charges

Alex Salmond has gone on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh, facing a number of sexual assault charges.

His trial began on March 9 in front of judge Lady Dorrian and is expected to last for four weeks.

The charges faced by the former first minister

  1. Indecent assault of Woman A on various occasions in June and July 2008 in Glasgow by kissing her on the mouth and touching her buttocks and breast with his hands over her clothing.
  2. Sexual assault of Woman A on an occasion in December 2010 at Ego, a nightclub in Edinburgh, by touching her arms, breasts and hips with his hands over her clothing.
  3. Indecent assault of Woman B on an occasion between October and November 2010 at Bute House in Edinburgh by repeatedly seizing her by her wrists and repeatedly pulling her towards him and attempting to kiss her.
  4. Sexual assault of Woman C in a car travelling between Holyrood Road and Waverley Station in Edinburgh on an occasion in February 2011 by touching her leg with his hand over her clothing.
  5. Sexual assault of Woman D on various occasions between May 2011 and June 2013 at Bute House, at the Scottish Parliament and elsewhere by touching her buttocks with his hands over her clothing and touching and stroking her hair.
  6. Charge dropped on March 16.
  7. Sexual assault of Woman F on an occasion between November and December 2013 at Bute House by kissing her on the mouth.
  8. Intent to rape of Woman F on an occasion in December 2013 at Bute House by causing her to sit on a bed, lie on top of her, make sexual remarks to her, touch her buttocks, thighs and breasts over her clothing with his hands, repeatedly kiss her face, struggle with her and pull up her dress.
  9. Sexual assault of Woman G on an occasion in March 2012 at Ubiquitous Chip, a restaurant on Ashton Lane, Glasgow, by touching her buttocks with his hand over her clothing.
  10. Sexual assault of Woman G on an occasion in April 2014 at Bute House by placing his arm around her, making sexual remarks to her and attempting to kiss her.
  11. Sexual assault of Woman H on an occasion in May 2014 at Bute House by placing his arm around her body, placing his hand under her clothing and underwear and touching her breast, repeatedly kissing her on the face and neck and stroking her leg with his hand.
  12. Attempted rape of Woman H on an occasion in June 2014 at Bute House by lifting her legs and placing them over his legs, repeatedly kissing her on the face and neck, placing his hand inside her upper clothing and touching her breast over her underwear, repeatedly blocking her path, pinning her against a wall, removing his clothing and underwear, pushing her on to a bed, kneeling over her, pinning her to the bed by her shoulder, lying naked on top of her and then trying to rape her.
  13. Sexual assault of Woman J on an occasion in September 2014 at Bute House by seizing her by her shoulders, repeatedly kissing her on the face, attempting to kiss her on the lips and touching her leg and face with his hand.
  14. Sexual assault of Woman K on an occasion in November 2014 at Stirling Castle by touching her buttock with his hand over her clothing.

Salmond denies the charges.