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Nicola Sturgeon's sister charged with alleged domestic incident

Nicola Sturgeon’s sister has been arrested and charged over an alleged domestic incident.

Gillian Sturgeon, 46, the younger sibling of the Scottish first minister, was arrested on Wednesday.

The alleged offence relates to an incident at a house in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, on Saturday August 7.

The mother-of-two has been released and will appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court at a later date yet to be confirmed.

A 50-year-old man has also been arrested and charged over the same alleged incident and was also released on an undertaking to appear at the same court.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: ‘A 50-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an incident that took place within a house in Kilwinning on Saturday August 7.

‘He was released on an undertaking to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court at a later date.

‘A full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

‘On Wednesday August 11, a 46-year-old woman was arrested and charged following a report made on Tuesday August 10 regarding an incident that took place within a house in Kilwinning on Saturday August 7.

‘She has been released on an undertaking to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court at a later date.

‘A full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.’

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