Former Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon insists she is innocent as she is released without charge

Former leader of the Scottish National Party interviewed as part of Police Scotland inquiry into claims it misspent £600,000 of donations

  • June 11, 2023
Nicola Sturgeon: Police Scotland said she is in custody and is being questioned by detectives. Picture: PA

Former first minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted “beyond doubt” she was “innocent of any wrongdoing” following her arrest in connection with an ongoing probe into the SNP’s finances on Sunday.

Sturgeon was questioned for around seven hours on Sunday before she was released at about 5.25pm as part of the police investigation which began in July 2021.

She was the third, high-profile SNP politician to be arrested in connection with alleged irregularities in the party’s finances ...