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Bill Walker jailed for domestic abuse

20 September 2013 Last updated at 11:04 BST

A former MSP has been jailed for 12 months after he was found guilty of attacking three of his former wives and his step-daughter.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that Bill Walker had shown a pattern of abusive behaviour in intimate relationships over a 28-year period.

The 71-year-old, from Alloa, had denied 23 charges of assault and one breach of the peace, but was found guilty of all charges.

Laura Bicker reports.