The undercover journalist working for BBC Panorama has been arrested.
“A BBC journalist who went undercover to expose failings in care for the elderly has been arrested, it has emerged.
Arifa Farooq was detained on Wednesday and held in a police cell in the wake of a Panorama investigation into care providers in South Lanarkshire.
It is believed her arrest is related to an alleged failure to provide accurate personal details to the employer.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) expressed concern at the police action, and called for “common sense”.