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COPFS named as top public sector employer in Scotland

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has been named top public sector employer in Scotland for the fourth year running and 13th overall in the UK in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.

26 years for Montrose murder

A 40 year old man has been sentenced to serve at least 26 years in prison following the murder of a woman in Montrose.

Woman gets life term for killing pensioner

A 41 year old woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told she will serve a minimum 21 years for murdering a pensioner in Fife.

Jail for cup final disorder

A 39 year old has been jailed for nine months for carrying out an assault during a pitch invasion following the 2016 Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park.

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.

Minimum of 20 years in jail for knife murderer

A 22 year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a 21 year-old in Sandyhills, Glasgow.

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Nico Donnelly was told he must serve a punishment part of at least 20 years after being given a mandatory life term for the murder of Jamie Johnstone on the 16th January 2016.

Announcement on the Snowman and Jim Clark Rallys’ Fatal Accident Inquiry

Following investigations into two separate fatal accidents at motor sport events, the Crown Office will use new legislation to hold, for the first time, a joint Fatal Accident Inquiry.

Fine for Scapa Flow Divers

Two men who were involved in the unlawful removal of artefacts from sunken German warships were today each fined £18,000 at Kirkwall Sheriff Court.

Divers Robert Infante and Gordon Meek committed the offences at Scapa Flow, Orkney, where a number of German ships have lain on the seabed since they were scuttled in June 1919.


Keane Wallis-Bennett Fatal Accident Inquiry

Following a full investigation and after careful consideration the Crown has concluded that there will be no criminal proceedings in relation to the death of Keane Wallis-Bennett. It has been decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry will be held to examine the circumstances of her death.

Company director jailed for 7 years over £18m Ponzi scheme

A 57 year old has been jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to a complex investment fraud which accrued more than £18 million.

Stephen Farley, from Edinburgh, established his business through cold calling potential investors and then providing a false picture of the returns on their investments.