Margaret Ferrier: Met Police investigating MP for breaching coronavirus laws
The MP has admitted to travelling to London and back despite developing Covid symptoms.
The Metropolitan Police have announced that they are investigating MP Margaret Ferrier for breaching coronavirus laws.
Ms Ferrier issued an apology on Thursday evening as she revealed she was tested for coronavirus on Saturday after developing symptoms, but then took a train to Parliament on Monday when she should have been self-isolating.
She spoke in a Commons debate on coronavirus on Monday, and was told at some point that evening she had tested positive.
Instead of self-isolating, she took a train back to Scotland on Tuesday.
The Met Police have said that an investigation is under way into reported breaches of the Health Protection Regulations 2020.
They added that following consultation with Police Scotland, officers from the Met, working with British Transport Police, are conducting an investigation into potential offences.
Ms Ferrier has been suspended from the party, and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she believes the MP should resign.
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