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  1. Serial Domestic Abuser Jailed for 13 Years

    A serial abuser who raped women he met through online dating sites and social media has been jailed for 13 years.

    05 Aug 2022 Cases
  2. Former gamekeeper jailed for animal fighting and gun offences

    A 28-year-old man who kept and trained dogs for fighting has been sentenced to 210 days imprisonment, banned from keeping animals for 15 years and fined £1800 for firearms offences. 

    01 Aug 2022 Cases
  3. Lord Advocate’s visit to world-renowned research centre highlights vital role of science in pursuit of justice.

    The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain QC today visited a leading science research centre where the secrets of cold cases are unlocked, and new techniques to prosecute crimes of the future are developed.

    29 Jul 2022 COPFS corporate
  4. COPFS recognised as carer-friendly employer

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has received an award from Carer Positive Scotland, recognising the supportive working environment offered for those with caring responsibilities

    21 Jul 2022 COPFS corporate
  5. Lord Advocate highlights innovations in prosecution of domestic abuse in Scotland

    The Lord Advocate emphasised the world-leading commitment Scotland’s prosecutors’ have to ensuring victims’ voices and experiences are at the heart of the criminal justice system in a speech today.

    13 Jul 2022 Statements
  6. Man sentenced for failings that led to death fall

    A 38-year-old-man has been sentenced for health and safety failings which led to an employee being thrown to his death.

    12 Jul 2022 Cases
  7. Father and son banned from keeping animals after puppy farming offences

    A father and son have been sentenced for animal welfare offences, illegal puppy farming and a consumer protection offence involving multiple identities to sell puppies on Gumtree.

    08 Jul 2022 Cases
  8. COPFS joins with Edinburgh University to help victims

    Social work students have been learning how to support crime victims and witnesses in an innovative pilot project at the heart of Scotland’s courts.

    08 Jul 2022 COPFS corporate
  9. Scots rapist attacked schoolgirl while on holiday in Florida

    A man has been jailed for a series of sexual assaults including the rape of a schoolgirl while on holiday in Florida.

    08 Jul 2022 Cases
  10. Civil recovery success against William McPhee Junior

    A forfeiture order has been made against William McPhee Junior for £52,702.37.

    07 Jul 2022 Cases