POLICE have left the home of Peter Murrell and Nicola Sturgeon after a multi-day search of the property.

Officers swarmed the house on Wednesday after the arrest of former SNP chief executive Murrell in connection with an ongoing investigation into the party’s funding and finances.

Murrell was released without charge almost 12 hours after, but Police Scotland continued to search the home of the couple. 

The police also launched a search of the SNP headquarters. 

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It is understood that all officers had left the home of the former first minister and her husband by 5pm on Thursday. 

During the search, officers were seen entering and leaving the property often carrying items.

Police also combed through the home and erected a police tent as well as barriers around the property.

SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn said it was a “shock” to see a police tent erected outside because they are normally associated “with forensic activities”.

Speaking to Global’s News Agents podcast, he said: “I'll be honest with you, it came as a little bit of a shock to me to see those images because I think we all associate police tents with forensic activities and the like, but I don't know what the police are doing.”