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Scottish Water fined for drinking water offence

Scottish Water was fined £3250 at Hamilton Sheriff Court today for an incident which resulted in thousands of homes in North Lanarkshire being supplied with drinking water unfit for human consumption.

Confiscation order for carer

A 53 year old who stole money from an elderly woman has been ordered to pay nearly £2000 pounds under proceeds of crime legislation.

Anne McConnell, a carer from the Isle of Arran, was made subject of a Confiscation Order and ordered to pay £1810.

Fife scrap yard owner sentenced for environmental breach

A 47 year old scrap yard owner from Fife has been given a Community Payback Order which requires him to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work for breaching environmental protection regulations.

William Noble kept dozens of scrap cars, car transporters and skips full of waste at the site near Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital.

Castle Douglas High School Triumph In School Speaking Competition

Last night’s final of the National Schools Public Speaking Competition, organised by COPFS, resulted in Castle Douglas High School's securing a victory over competitors from Robert Gordon’s College and Glasgow Gaelic School.

Over £266,000 confiscated from contractors who bribed Edinburgh City Council officials

Kevin Thomas William Balmer, 54, and Brendan Cantwell, 46, were today made subject of confiscation orders totalling £95,000 and £171,223.92 respectively, having each previously been jailed for more than two years.

Victims and children at heart of domestic abuse protocol

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams today (Friday March 24th) launched a new Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.

The agreement commits Police Scotland and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service to a consistent and robust approach to domestic abuse and recognises the significant and enduring impact which domestic abuse can have on victims and children.

Corruption leads to Proceeds of Crime payback order

One of the four men convicted of corruption and bribery at Edinburgh City Council has been ordered to pay back a five figure sum under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 64 year old Charles Owenson was ordered to pay back £22,000 having also previously plead guilty, in 2015, of having laundered money from bribes paid by two other men.

Life sentence for 1999 murder

A 58 year old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Owen Brannigan in Coatbridge in 1999.

Lord Advocate to collect award for top public sector employer in Scotland

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC will tonight accept an award on behalf of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) who were named as Scotland’s public sector champion in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.

Rape and murder convictions gets man 22 years in prison

A 33 year old man who raped a young girl and went on to commit murder has been told he will spend 22 years in prison.