Nicola Sturgeon: Alex Salmond verdict 'must be respected'

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the jury's verdict in the trial of Alex Salmond "must be respected".

Speaking to BBC Scotland, she said: "I am a strong believer in a rigorous, robust independent judicial process where complaints of this nature, if they come forward, are properly and thoroughly investigated, due process takes its course and a court reaches a decision".

Mr Salmond was cleared of sexually assaulting nine women while he was Scotland's first minister.

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