At the start of the 2017 Hate Crime Awareness campaign the Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has reiterated his warning to those who engage in such abhorrent behaviour that they will face the full force of the law.
New powers to seize criminal gains are increasingly disruptive to serious organised crime, the Lord Advocate has said. Recent changes to the law, and new powers coming into effect in January, are making it easier to seize money, assets and property from serious criminals.
COPFS and Police Scotland recognise the level of public concern following media reports about Smyllum Park Home, including reports that children were buried in unmarked graves.
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, delivered the Apex Scotland annual lecture on the subject of “Prosecution in the Public Interest”.
COPFS has changed its 0844 telephone numbers to 0300 telephone numbers to reduce the cost of calls for our customers.
The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams have launched a new Joint Protocol on domestic abuse.