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  1. Man sentenced for animal neglect offences

    A 30-year-old Manchester businessman has been sentenced after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to dozens of cats and dogs at a Perthshire farm.

    25 May 2023 Cases
  2. Man jailed for life for rape and murder of mother-of-two in Aberdeen

    Man handed life sentence for the rape and murder of a mother-of-two in Aberdeen

    24 May 2023 Cases
  3. Three top schools to battle it out in final of COPFS public speaking competition

    Three of Scotland’s top secondary schools will next month go head-to-head in the final of a prestigious public speaking contest.

    22 May 2023 COPFS corporate
  4. Man sentenced for poisoning wild birds

    A 67-year-old waterfowl enthusiast has been sentenced for killing multiple birds of prey and other birds. 

    19 May 2023 Cases
  5. Man pleads guilty to murder of his 84-year-old grandmother

    A man has been jailed for life after he admitted murdering his grandmother in the Highland home they shared.

    19 May 2023 Cases
  6. Company sentenced for failing that led to death fall

    A Sheffield based construction and telecommunication company has been fined £550,000 after an employee fell from a stepladder and was impaled on metal piping. 

    16 May 2023 Cases
  7. Care home sentenced for failing that led to resident’s death

    A care home has been fined £20,000 for health and safety failings which led to the death of a vulnerable 90-year-old man.

    10 May 2023 Cases
  8. Salmon farming company fined £800,000 for failings that led to man’s death

    A salmon farming company has been fined £800,000 after an employee was crushed and drowned when he fell into the water during a boat transfer.

    09 May 2023 Cases
  9. Student linked to Serious Organised Crime jailed for money laundering

    Stirling student linked to Serious Organised Crime jailed for money-laundering offences

    04 May 2023 Cases
  10. Crown to appeal sentence on man convicted of rape

    The Lord Advocate has decided that the Crown should appeal the sentence imposed upon a man convicted of rape on the grounds that it is ‘unduly lenient’.

    28 Apr 2023 Statements