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