PSNI inquiry into Robinson's finances
Police in the North confirmed this evening they are to conduct an investigation into the financial affairs of former unionist MP Iris Robinson.
Police in Belfast said their organised crime branch which specialises in complex financial inquiries had been called in to establish whether any criminal offence had been committed.
A BBC Spotlight programme reported earlier this month that Mrs Robinson secured £50,000 from two developers to fund a business venture for a young man with whom she was having an affair.
A PSNI statement said: “The investigation will be conducted in a thorough and professional manner as expeditiously as possible".
"It will also be conducted with respect to the human rights of any person and in a manner that complies with the Police Service’s duty to carry out impartial and independent investigations in compliance with our Code of Ethics.” Detective Chief Superintendent Roy McComb will head the inquiry.