Nicely, what an odd day that’s been.
As a result of for a begin, for those who’re the one individual in Scotland who believes the above, please drop us a line. We’d like to have a chat with you.
And to this point a chat is all of the police have had with Peter Murrell, who was launched this night with out cost pending additional investigation, after being questioned for near the utmost 12-hour interval.
And whereas remaining fastidiously conscious of contempt legal guidelines, the occasions of these 12 hours have raised a really giant variety of questions.
Police Scotland turned up in enormous pressure at the moment, with dozens of cops in lots of vans showing at Sturgeon and Murrell’s residence, and the SNP’s important workplace in Edinburgh, and probably another places (we’ve heard many rumours however nothing confirmed), and had been seen leaving with a succession of huge luggage and packing containers of proof.
The home in Uddingston was taped off with an enormous tent erected on the entrance garden.
However remarkably, so far as we will inform no person aside from the previous SNP CEO was arrested or questioned. This in itself is extraordinarily peculiar. Quite a few police sources have informed us that for a serious investigation like this, which has been occurring for 18 months already, it could be uncommon bordering on (and we quote) “inconceivable” that every one individuals of curiosity wouldn’t be arrested on the similar time in a single giant and co-ordinated operation, for pretty apparent causes.
The large groups are additionally considerably incongruous provided that the investigation hasn’t precisely been secret. After a yr and a half of enquiries being carried out in full public view, one would possibly moderately posit that any bodily proof that may exist would have been shredded or quietly dropped off a rowing boat in the course of the Clyde way back.
Or, in fact, simply put within the bin.
So fairly what the polis would have been anticipating to search out within the Murrells’ again backyard or a submitting cupboard at SNP HQ is a thriller.
No one is bound whether or not Nicola Sturgeon was current or not. Early experiences claimed neighbours had seen her being “whisked away” shortly earlier than Murrell’s arrest.
Then a freelancer claimed that Police Scotland had confirmed she WAS there.
Earlier than some obvious readability was offered by an ITV reporter.
Sturgeon’s present whereabouts are unknown, and so far as we’re conscious she nonetheless hasn’t been apprehended or interviewed. Which appears – how can we put this safely in authorized phrases? – considerably shocking. Readers would possibly moderately really feel that with Murrell being her husband, the CEO of her get together on the time, and the one who donated over £100,000 to it (most of which nonetheless hasn’t been repaid), there would possibly at the very least be one or two particulars she may assist officers clear up.
However something we had been to jot down at this level would merely be hypothesis, so we should await additional developments. That there’ll quickly be additional developments is, nevertheless, one thing we’re fairly assured about.