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  1. Change in reporting of care home Covid-19 deaths to the Procurator Fiscal

    The Lord Advocate, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer, Police Scotland and National Records Scotland, has today issued updated guidance on the reporting of Covid-19 related deaths.

    22 Dec 2022 Death investigations
  2. Amanda Cox Fatal Accident Inquiry decision

    A decision has been made by Crown Counsel that a Fatal Accident Inquiry will not be held into the death of 34-year-old Amanda Cox at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 10 December 2018.

    15 Mar 2022 Death investigations
  3. M9 road traffic incident - Fatal Accident Inquiry

    Crown Counsel has now formally instructed that there should be a Fatal Accident Inquiry to examine the full circumstances surrounding the deaths of Lamara Bell and John Yuill during the M9 incident.

    06 Dec 2021 Death investigations
  4. Cameron House Hotel - Fatal Accident Inquiry review decision

    An independent Crown Office review has decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley, who lost their lives in a fire at Cameron House Hotel.

    16 Jun 2021 Death investigations
  5. Briefing note on investigation of deaths and FAI

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is committed to the prompt investigation of deaths, but accepts that in some cases the time taken to complete a thorough investigation has been too long.

    24 Dec 2018 Death investigations
  6. Crown rules that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the Glasgow bin lorry incident

    Crown Counsel have decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the causes of this tragedy to ensure that there can be a full public hearing of the facts of the case.

    25 Feb 2015 Death investigations