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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.

Former monk sentenced for historical sexual offences against children

A former monk who admitted two charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against boys more than forty years ago has been sentenced.

Glasgow man who stabbed his brother-in-law sentenced

A Glasgow man who killed his brother-in-law following a family row has been sentenced.

Cameron House Hotel - Fatal Accident Inquiry Review Decision

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.

Inverness man sentenced for catalogue of sexual offending

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.

COPFS committed to tackling Hate Crime

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.

Men hid cocaine and cannabis in machinery to smuggle through Scotland

Three men have been jailed for smuggling cocaine and cannabis through Scotland.