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Two men fined for killing wild birds

Two men, aged 31 and 26 years-old, have been fined for killing an Oystercatcher and a Gull in two separate wildlife crime incidents last year.

Who will be crowned best school in the COPFS National Speaking Competition?

For the 6th year, schools across Scotland have been invited by COPFS to participate in their Public Speaking Competition running from 18 January to 23 May 2017.

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.

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.