Police Scotland will take “no action” over the Prime Minister’s joke about the investigation into the SNP’s finances.
Rishi Sunak taunted Nicola Sturgeon in his closing speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, suggesting the former first minister could “go down” amid Operation Branchform.
The investigation, which has led to the arrest of Sturgeon, husband Peter Murrell and the former SNP treasurer Colin Beattie, centres around money raised by the party for a second independence referendum.
All three were released without charge but proceedings remains active for contempt of court.
Speaking to party delegates in Manchester, Sunak said: “Nicola Sturgeon wanted to go down in the history books as the woman who broke up our country but it now looks like she may go down for very different reasons.”
The remark prompted at least one complaint to Police Scotland over potential contempt of an active case.
But officers have dismissed the report after consulting with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We have received a complaint and, following consultation with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, no police action is being taken at this time.”
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