FOOTAGE has shown police vans and a forensic tent outside of former first minister Nicola Sturgeon's home, shortly after her husband was arrested in connection with an investigation into the SNP's finances.

ITV news reporter Louise Scott posted the 22-second clip on Twitter after it emerged that a man, aged 58, had been arrested as part of Operation Branchform. 

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It quickly emerged that the man in question is Peter Murrell, Nicola Sturgeon's husband and former chief executive of the SNP. 

The footage shows a blue forensic tent set up around the front entrance of the Murrell's front door in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, with police tape cordoning off a small black vehicle, and a white van is being used to block in the area.

A police van can be seen outside of the residential property in Uddingston, as officers guard the police cordon. 

Photographs from the scene show a number of officers entering the property.

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It is understood Murrell is in custody following his arrest, and is being questioned by Police Scotland detectives. 

Officers are also carrying out searches at a number of addresses as part of the investigation.

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A report will be sent to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Police Scotland said.

A force spokesperson said: "The matter is active for the purposes of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and the public are therefore advised to exercise caution if discussing it on social media.

"As the investigation is ongoing we are unable to comment further."