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Defiant Nicola Sturgeon tells of ‘shock’ and ‘deep distress’ after her arrested

A defiant Nicola Sturgeon has told of her 'shock' and 'deep distress' tonight, after she was arrested and held for seven hours in a police probe involving SNP finances, insisting in an emotional statement she is innocent.

The former first minister was detained this morning and held in custody while she was quizzed for seven hours by detectives. Police Scotland confirmed she was released at 5.24pm this afternoon, after being arrested at 10.09am this morning.

The 52-year-old stood down as both SNP leader and first minister in March this year, since when there have been several dramatic developments in the probe into her party’s spending.

In a shock statement tonight on Twitter this evening, Ms Sturgeon said: ‘I know beyond doubt that I am in fact innocent of any wrongdoing.’

‘To find myself in the situation I did today when I am certain I have committed no offence is both a shock and deeply distressing’, she added.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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