JOURNALISTS have flocked to the house of Peter Murrell and Nicola Sturgeon after the former SNP chief executive was charged with embezzlement.

A press pack including camera crews and photographers gathered outside the couple’s home in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire and door-stepped the former first minister and her husband on Friday.

It comes after police confirmed on Thursday evening that Murrell had been charged with embezzling funds from the SNP.

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He has since resigned his party membership.

Sturgeon told reporters that the situation has been “incredibly difficult”.

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She said that she could not “say any more” before asking for peace for her neighbours as she left in her car.

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Speaking about Murrell’s arrest and subsequent charge, SNP leader Humza Yousaf said: “Many people in the SNP, right across Scottish politics will be shocked by the news and this is an ongoing investigation.

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“Police, the Crown have a job to do, just as I have a job to do as First Minister, that job of course is ensuring that I support business, that I help households throughout the cost-of-living crisis, that I help to cut waiting times in the NHS, that I advance the cause of independence, so that’s the job that you can imagine I’m focused on.”

The First Minister added: “As per the police statement it is a very serious development, as per the police statement it’s an allegation of embezzlement from the party, embezzlement of funds from the party. That’s really serious indeed.”