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Plant hire manager sentenced to imprisonment

The 57 year-old manager of an access plant hire firm was sentenced to two years imprisonment today for his neglect of health and safety obligations that led to the death of one man and caused serious injury to another.

Hate Crime in Scotland, 2015-16

A report on Hate Crime in Scotland 2015-16, was published today. This brings together figures on race crime, and on crime motivated by prejudice related to religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity.

Fernhill School wins COPFS National Public Speaking Competition 2016

Last night, Glasgow’s Fernhill School were crowned winners of the 2016 COPFS National Public Speaking Competition in an exciting final held in the grand setting of Parliament House, on Edinburgh’s historic High Street.

Update – Investigation into RBS

In an update on the investigation into RBS, a Crown Office spokesperson today said:  

“The failure of RBS is an issue of great public concern. The Crown undertook a thorough, independent investigation following publication of the FSA (now FCA) report in December 2011.

"The Crown's investigation focussed on the rights issue of April – June 2008, and involved detailed consideration of whether there was any evidence of criminal conduct associated with the rights issue.

"If there were such evidence those responsible would face prosecution. If not, the public in Scotland could be reassured that the matter had been properly investigated.

Criminal Justice Secure eMail (CJSM)

Following the successful introduction of the COPFS Secure Disclosure Website in 2011, the Crown has now arranged for the introduction of CJSM - Criminal Justice Secure eMail - for use by solicitors in Scotland.