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Nicola Sturgeon’s husband arrested in probe into SNP finances

Police have arrested the husband of former Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon as a suspect in an investigation into the funding and funds of the Scottish Nationwide occasion.

Peter Murrell resigned as chief govt of the SNP final month after the occasion was compelled to confess it had 30,000 fewer members than it had claimed. Murrell had served as chief govt since 1999 and in 2010 married Sturgeon, who stepped down as first minister final week.

Police Scotland, the nationwide drive, mentioned it had arrested a 58-year-old man on Wednesday and that he was in custody and being questioned by detectives.

“Officers are additionally finishing up searches at numerous addresses as a part of the investigation,” the drive mentioned in a press release. An individual accustomed to the state of affairs confirmed BBC experiences that Murrell was the arrested man.