Police Scotland have confirmed that a 64-year old man, widely believed to be Alex Salmond, has been arrested and charged. They said a report would be sent to prosecutors.
It isn’t known what Salmond has been charged with, although police had been investigating complaints of sexual harassment following a Scottish government inquiry. Salmond denies any wrongdoing.
The news comes two weeks since Mr Salmond was at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, where the Scottish government conceded that its internal investigation of the complaints against him was flawed.
Mr Salmond, who was first minister from 2007 to 2014, could appear in court later on Thursday.