Former first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has been arrested amid the ongoing police investigation into the SNP’s finances.

Police Scotland confirmed that a 52-year-old woman had been taken into custody as a suspect in connection with the probe.

The former leader of the SNP is being questioned by detectives and a report will be sent to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, the force said.

Police cautioned the public to be careful when discussing the arrest on social media with proceedings active for the purposes of the Contempt of Court Act 1981.

Sturgeon’s arrest is the third in the police investigation into how £600,000 of funding raised by the SNP for campaigning has been spent.

On April 5, her husband and the party’s former chief executive Peter Murrell was arrested as officers carried out searches at a number of properties including the couple’s home in Glasgow and the SNP Headquarters in Edinburgh.

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