Former Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon maintains her innocence, answering reporters outside her home on Sunday. Sturgeon said she was confident she had done “nothing wrong” and added “I am a person entitled to a private life.”

Nicola Sturgeon has become the third person to be held by Police Scotland on suspicion during Operation Branchform, but said she “knows without a doubt that she is innocent of any wrongdoing”. Sturgeon was released after seven hours of detention.

She was Scotland’s longest-serving first minister and the only woman to hold the top role.
Sturgeon’s arrest was the third in a police investigation into how £600,000 of campaign funding raised by the Scottish National Party was spent.

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

Murrell was released without charge after nearly 12 hours of questioning “pending further investigation.”