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Police Scotland say man arrested as part of investigation into SNP funding


Police Scotland said on Wednesday a 58-year-old man had been arrested as part of investigation into Scottish National Party’s funding and the BBC reported the man was the husband of the former Scotland leader Nicola Sturgeon.

The BBC said Peter Murrell, 58, was taken into police custody on Wednesday morning.

The police investigation is looking at what happened to more than 600,000 pounds ($748,920) raised by Scottish independence campaigners in 2017, which was supposed to have been ring-fenced for spending on that issue but was missing from party’s filed accounts.

The SNP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

($1 = 0.8012 pounds)

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