Former Scottish independence leader Nicola Sturgeon, who resigned as prime minister in February, announced her arrest on Sunday 11 June as part of an investigation into the funding of her political party, the Scottish National Party, British media have announced.
“A 52-year-old woman has been arrested today, Sunday 11th June 2023, as a suspect in connection with the ongoing investigation into the SNP’s funding and financing.”Police Scotland said.
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According to the BBC and PA agency Nicola Sturgeon. “The woman has been detained and is being interrogated by” The Scottish Police add this.
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Searches have been carried out at several properties, including the home of Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Peter Morell, where a police tent has been set up in the garden, and the SNP’s headquarters in Edinburgh, according to the PA news agency.
Suspicion of misappropriation of funds for the independence referendum
At the beginning of April, Peter Morrell, who until mid-March was director general of the SNP, was arrested as part of this investigation, before being released the same night without trial. A few days later, the SNP’s treasurer, Colin Beatty, was arrested. He was also released without charge.
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Investigations then focused in particular on the use of donations worth £600,000 (683,000 euros) collected in recent years aimed at organizing a new independence referendum, a project deadlocked in the face of rejection from London. The media also raised questions about a loan he allegedly made to the party.
Nicola Sturgeon, after eight years at the helm of Scotland and a total of 15 years in positions of responsibility in the local executive, announced his resignation in mid-February, to everyone’s surprise, stating that he lacked energy.