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HMA v The Office of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland

Crown Office statement

The Office of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland has admitted health and safety failings which led to the death of a 25-year-old woman.

Lord Advocate committed to tackling domestic abuse

The Lord Advocate has vowed to give renewed focus to efforts by Scotland’s prosecutors to tackle domestic abuse and stalking as the justice system recovers from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Two companies fined for failing that led to man’s injury

Two companies have been fined a total of £100,000 after an employee was crushed by machinery.

Diving company fined after worker was stranded at sea

An Orkney scallop diving company has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of its workers after a diver was lost at sea for eleven hours.

Man jailed for choking police officer

A Coatbridge man who choked a police officer until he was unconscious has been jailed.

Glasgow flytipper sentenced

A 33-year-old Glasgow man has been sentenced for illegally disposing of building waste.

Clara Ponsati extradition hearing 26 August 2021

The Lord Advocate has a statutory responsibility to act on behalf of authorities who make extradition requests through the Scottish courts. The thorough and proper execution of these responsibilities is essential to the rule of law and preservation of Scottish interests in its relationships with other international jurisdictions.

Man who defrauded and murdered elderly woman jailed

A man who murdered an elderly woman in her own home has been jailed for life.

Mortgage fraud couple ordered to pay back profits of their crimes

A couple who were convicted of mortgage fraud after Scotland’s longest criminal trial have been ordered to pay back the profits of their crimes.

Man jailed for historical offences against women and girls

A violent serial offender has been jailed for 15 years for a catalogue of historical offences against nine women and girls.