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No police action for virus MP Margaret Ferrier

MARGARET FERRIER will face no further action from English police after she travelled by train from London to Glasgow while suffering from coronavirus.

The Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP (pictured) had the SNP whip removed after she took a train to the House of Commons following a test on September 26, then made a return trip after it came back positive.

But the Metropolitan Police said a self-isolation regulation that could have seen her being fined £10,000 ‘does not apply’ — as her virus test occurred before September 29, when the law came into effect. Her case could still be taken further by Police Scotland, which said it would ‘assess the circumstances’ before ‘taking a decision’.

Ms Ferrier has resisted repeated calls to resign, including from Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon.