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Tory MSP's aide sacked after sex attack conviction

Greg Jamieson carried out the assault whilst previously employed as a police officer.

Conservative aide: Greg Jamieson hid the charges from his new employers.
Conservative aide: Greg Jamieson hid the charges from his new employers. PA

The Scottish Conservative's justice spokesman has sacked an aide after he was convicted of carrying out a sex attack.

Greg Jamieson, of Strathyre Place, Dundee, was found guilty of touching a work colleague's breasts whilst he was previously employed as a police officer.

Shadow justice secretary Liam Kerr sacked Jamieson following his conviction, after the 33-year old initially hid details about his upcoming trial from the party.

Jamieson left the police force after the allegation came to light.

Scottish Conservative party bosses were only made aware of the forthcoming trial due to reports in the local press and after he failed security vetting for the Scottish Parliament.

A spokesman for the party said: "The proceedings against Mr Jamieson were not disclosed on his application and were withheld until the charge came to light.

"He was suspended immediately.

"A disciplinary meeting was held as soon as possible after he was found guilty, and he has been dismissed."

After a two-day trial at Dundee Sheriff Court, Jamieson was found guilty of assault and sexual assault but the jury returned a verdict of not proven of a third charge of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner.

He had denied all three charges.

Defence solicitor Pamela Rodgers said he client had no previous convictions and appreciated he had been a "pest" during the incident but insisted he had "no sexual intent" when he touched her.

Sheriff Brown imposed a community payback order with 100 hours unpaid work and placed Jamieson on the sex offenders register for five years.

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