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Crown applies to retry Sean Flynn under Double Jeopardy legislation

Nov 2018

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC has applied to the High Court for authority under the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011 to set aside the acquittal of Sean Flynn and prosecute him again for the murder of Louise Tiffney in 2002.

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Inspectorate report on the prosecution of young people

Nov 2018

The Lord Advocate has welcomed the Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland thematic report on the prosecution of young people.


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Domestic abuse and stalking charges for 2017-18 published

Sep 2018

COPFS figures published today show that prosecutors dealt with over 30,000 domestic abuse charges and over 1500 stalking charges reported by Police Scotland in the year 2017-18. 

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