Nicola Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell arrested over investigation into SNP funding and finances

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Nicola Sturgeon’s husband and former SNP chief Peter Murrell has been arrested as part of an SNP finance probe.

Peter Murrell, the husband of former Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into Scottish National Party finances.

A statement issued by Police Scotland on Wednesday morning read: “A 58-year-old man has today, Wednesday, April 5, 2023, been arrested as a suspect in connection with the ongoing investigation into the funding and finances of the Scottish National Party.

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“The man is in custody and is being questioned by Police Scotland detectives. Officers are also carrying out searches at a number of addresses as part of the investigation.

“A report will be sent to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.The matter is active for the purposes of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and the public are therefore advised to exercise caution if discussing it on social media.”

The force added the investigation is ongoing and they are unable to comment further at this time.

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