Police look into ‘leaked’ MSPs Twitter conversation – report

Police are looking into the sharing of a private conversation between MSPs on Twitter, it has been reported.

A screenshot showing exchanges by the SNP’s Ash Denham, Gillian Martin and Ruth Maguire was posted online earlier this month.

The conversation, apparently addressing the First Minister’s stance on transgender rights, appeared to have taken place in private Twitter direct messages in February.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman told the Scotsman: “On Thursday, police in Edinburgh received notification that details of a private conversation between an MSP and colleagues had been shared online. Inquiries are ongoing.”

A Scottish Parliament spokesman told the newspaper there had been no breach of the Parliament’s IT security and the issue was related to the Twitter platform.

No-one from Police Scotland in Edinburgh was available for comment on Saturday.