Scotland: Lawyer warns Nicola Sturgeon not to delete ANY of her pandemic WhatsApp messages

Aamer Anwar has asked the Information Commissioner’s Office to launch a probe into the ex-First Minister’s claim that she doesn’t have ANY WhatsApp messages relating to her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

One of the country’s leading lawyers has warned Nicola Sturgeon not to delete any WhatApp messages she sent during the pandemic.

The legal team supporting Scottish families bereaved by Covid have told the former first minister that they “know for a fact” she used the messaging app during the public health emergency.

However, Ms Sturgeon has claimed that she does not have any “relevant” communications to present to a public inquiry into the handling of the crisis. The ex-SNP leader is expected to give evidence to the tribunal in London within a matter of weeks.

The Sunday Mail revealed how lawyer, Aamer Anwar had written to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), demanding a probe into the existence of relevant WhatsApp messages.

On Tuesday, he will be in London representing the families of Scottish Covid victims as the UK inquiry into the handling of the pandemic begins.

Ms Sturgeon is due to give evidence to the inquiry along with her former deputy, John Swinney; her disgraced ex-chief medical officer, Catherine Calderwood who was forced to quit after caught breaching lockdown rules; and ex-health minister Jeane Freeman.

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