Alex Salmond Arrested And Charged

24 January 2019, 13:04

Alex Salmond

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has been arrested and charged by police.

No further details of the charge against the 64-year-old have been released.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged, and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

"Proceedings are now live under the contempt of court act."

Mr Salmond, from Linlithgow, West Lothian, was Scotland's first minister from 2007 to 2014.