MSP Bill Walker in court on assault charges
DUNFERMLINE West MSP Bill Walker appeared in court today (Thursday) charged with 30 separate offences, including assault to injury and permanent disfigurement.
Mr Walker is also accused of 15 separate counts of assault, 13 of assault to injury and one of breach of the peace.
He made no plea and was granted bail when he appeared at the town's sheriff court.
Mr Walker was elected as an SNP MSP at last year's election. He was expelled from the party in April, but has appealed against the party's decision and resisted pressure to stand down from Parliament.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 06 Jul 12