Nicola Sturgeon's parents 'targeted with abuse', claims sister

Police confirmed that an 'item of clothing' was sent to the First Minister's parent's home but that it posed 'no risk'.

Nicola Sturgeon’s parents ‘targeted with abuse’, claims sister Gillian Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon’s parents have been “targeted with abuse” in the wake of her resignation as First Minister, her sister has claimed.

The First Minister’s younger sister Gillian said a T-shirt featuring a “photo of Nicola saying I identify as unemployed” was posted through her parent’s letterbox at their home in Dreghorn.

Police confirmed that an item of clothing was posted to the home in Ayrshire – but added that it posed “no risk”.

Gillian told her social media followers that she was “fuming” following the stunt and urged people to leave the First Minister’s family alone, adding “she’s resigned”.

She wrote on Facebook: “She’s no longer a thorn in your side so STAY AWAY from my parents.

“She’s resigned, I am fuming. Police informed.

“This abuse been so bad last week. They are trying to get one last dig but to target my poor parents makes me livid.

“I’d do anything to protect my own. In their 70’s.

“I really worry for the three in running for FM. Their families won’t get peace.”

Police Scotland confirmed enquires into the incident remain ongoing.

A spokesperson said: “We were made aware of an item of clothing delivered to a property in the Dreghorn area on Thursday, February 23.

“There was no risk posed by the item and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”

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