Nicola Sturgeon faces questions after husband arrested in SNP finance investigation

Peter Murrell in custody and being questioned – as Sturgeon’s home searched by detectives

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Wednesday 05 April 2023 09:47 BST
Nicola Sturgeon's husband Peter Murrell arrested in SNP finance probe

“Big questions” are to be asked of the SNP leadership, Labour said on Wednesday, after Nicola Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell was arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into party finances.

The 58-year-old, who quit as the party’s chief executive last month, was taken into custody and questioned as officers and forensic experts, some carrying shovels, searched the couple’s South Lanarkshire home and back garden.

Ms Sturgeon has come under pressure to reveal whether she knew about an impending arrest before her shock resignation in February – at which time she cited the pressures of almost a decade in the job – amid reports that senior party figures were interviewed by police in the days before she stood down.

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