In connection with the police inquiry into the SNP’s finances, Nicola Sturgeon has been arrested.
Detectives are questioning her while she is being held in prison, according to Police Scotland.
The force said: “A 52-year-old woman has today, Sunday, June 11, been arrested as a suspect in connection with the ongoing investigation into the funding and finances of the Scottish National Party.”
After her husband Peter Murrell was detained in April, the former first minister was detained as well.
In the meanwhile, Mr. Murrell and MSP Colin Beattie, the SNP’s treasurer at the time, were both released without being charged.
Along with the arrests, searches were conducted at many homes, including Mr. Murrell and Ms. Sturgeon’s residence, where a police tent was set up in the backyard, and the SNP headquarters in Edinburgh.
The investigation – dubbed Operation Branchform – began in 2021.