The head of a Scotland in Union splinter group had his home raided by police yesterday.

David Clews, founder of UK Unity, was targetted as an investigation into leaks at Scotland's most prominent anti-independence group continued.

Officers have been investigating alleged data protection offences at Scotland in Union after a list of high-profile donors was leaked to several publishers last year.

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Officers seized computer equipment during the raid at Clews' home.

Clews, a former Scotland in Union official who left to form UK Unity, confirmed that his home had been searched under warrant yesterday.

Clews said: “This is an extremely distressing time, to have the police at the door with a battering ram first thing in the morning.”

Police Scotland have confirmed that the warrant was served as part of an ongoing investigation, but gave no further comment.