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.
A violent serial offender has been jailed for 15 years for a catalogue of historical offences against nine women and girls.
A former monk who admitted two charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against boys more than forty years ago has been sentenced.
A Glasgow man who killed his brother-in-law following a family row has been sentenced.
An independent Crown Office review has decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley, who lost their lives in a fire at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017.
An Inverness man who was extradited from America to face charges of rape and assault in Scotland has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has reaffirmed the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s robust approach to tackling hate crime following the publication of new figures on the issue.